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Zebedee's Balloon

3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Zebedee has got a balloon which he brings everywhere with him. But one day the balloon disappears Where is it? Zebedee wanders in the night in order to find it. He is afraid, and feels lonely without his precious balloon. He hears a noise - What is it? It is just the old owl who wants to reassure him. She goes and tries to find the balloon with him. But each time they thin ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published December 1st 2012 by Auzou (first published December 16th 2011)
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Christine Turner
Jan 03, 2013 Christine Turner rated it really liked it
"Zebedee has got a balloon which he brings everywhere with him. But one day the balloon disappears! Where is it? Zebedee wanders in the night in order to find it. He is afraid, and feels lonely without his precious balloon. He hears a noise! What is it? It is just the old owl who wants to reassure him. She goes and tries to find the balloon with him. But each time they think they have found it, they meet another animal ready to help Zebedee in his quest. Will they finally find the balloon? Will ...more
Jill
Oct 29, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it
"Zebedee has a lovely red balloon, which he calls 'ball'". But one evening, ball disappears. I love the rhyming text and the bold, black, white and red illustrations. This book can fit into many different storytime themes: emotions, balloons, friends, and more.
Angie
Aug 15, 2012 Angie rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
Zebedee loses his balloon and lots of animals try to help him find it. In the end he finds something else to take its place. I can't say this is my favorite picture book. I thought the story was a little awkward and the illustrations were blah.
Peacegal
Apr 30, 2012 Peacegal rated it liked it
This would be a nice book for a youngster who is coping with loss. The main theme of this book is that we can mourn those we lose, but along the way we can heal little by little by making new friends.
Jeanette Johnson
Sep 29, 2012 Jeanette Johnson rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This is a story about losing a friend and learning to move on and make other friends. It is a cute counting book as well with delightful black and red wood engravings and repetitive poetic text.
Paula
Zebedee has a balloon that goes everywhere with him. But when the balloon disappears, Zebedee feels lonely and afraid until he meets new friends who help him search for it.
Rebecca
Awkward translation; cool black-and-white woodcut illustrations with pops of red. I started a whole black-white-and-red bookshelf thanks to this!
Lauren
Expected more from the illustrations. I always love wood cut art in children's books. The rhyme schemes were pretty awkward.
Kendra
Jun 04, 2012 Kendra rated it liked it
Really liked the illustrations, but some of the rhymes felt forced, including the repeated rhyme. Sweet story of losing a friend, but making more.
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Melusine Parry
wonderful wonderful picturebook for very young children
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Lindsay
The story itself isn't that intriguing, but it's a good lesson.
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Julie
A wonderful story on fear of loneliness and friendship.
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