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It's Tough to Lose Your Balloon

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

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This book talks about when things happen like loosing your balloon finding the positive outlook. Great book to talk about a positive growth mindset and problem solving.
Ages:5-8
source: pierce college library
  jorr37 | Aug 14, 2017 |
This book talks about how to make lemonade when life gives you lemons. Each page talks about a problem that each child has and how they overcame that problem and looked on the bright side and how to look for the "rainbow".
  mooneydh | May 16, 2017 |
I enjoyed this book for many reasons including the plot, the way it pushes readers, and the illustrations included. The book is about children who run into upsetting situations like losing a balloon, breaking a toy, or having a new babysitter. Instead of dwelling on the bad, they find out that good things can come out of the situation. "It hurts to get a scrape...but you'll get a cool bandage. (It might even glow in the dark)". I believe the big idea/message of this story is to always look on the bright side. Or like the quote on the back of the book says, "When life gets you down, look up, up,up!". This a great book for children as the readers because it pushes them to not get discouraged over what they go through. I liked how this book showed that children can become distraught over situations too. They may not seem to be big situations to adults like losing a balloon, but they are for children. "It's tough to lose your balloon... but it'll make Grandma smile from the sky". The illustrations in this story went right along with the plot and definitely kept the reader engaged. On one page it just has the words, "It's the worse to have wet shoes..." and the page next to it illustrates a child upset that their shoes are wet at the park. The child is colored in but the background behind them is just black and white. The next page states, "...but it's the best to go barefoot'. This entire page is colored in with the child having fun at the park. ( )
  AndreaStreet | Oct 3, 2016 |
This is a great book to teach children about daily frustrations that they will encounter in their lives while growing up. Some of the frustrating occurrences that took place during this book was melting ice cream and legs getting scraped. This book is able to show the positive side of these situations. This book had very cheerful illustrations! This book would be a good read in the classroom because it teaches children to be positive even in very frustrating situations. ( )
  klytle | Dec 3, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385754795, Hardcover)

Lost balloons. Melted ice cream. Babysitters.

Life as a kid can be pretty daunting. But don’t let these troubles get you down. With the right attitude, a hurdle can become a hammock and an obstacle can become an opportunity!
 
Veteran picture book creator Jarrett J. Krosoczka teaches kids to look on the bright side of things. With lively illustrations and spot-on humor, It’s Tough to Lose Your Balloon champions resilience and helps children navigate childhood indignities while making them laugh at the same time.

(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:27:03 -0400)

Illustrations and simple text suggest ways see the positive side of difficulties, from losing one's balloon to being left with a new babysitter.

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