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The Lonely Balloon

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  16 reviews
The balloon soars high in the sky. Large, beautiful and rather lonely.

He tries hard to make friends but, being so high up, he appears aloof and distant. Something has got to give, and in a little time it does!

Discover how Balloon ends up happier, if somewhat changed ...

The full cover spread illustration, of the paperback edition, is included as a bonus
Kindle Edition, 30 pages
Published March 23rd 2016 by Bower Maze
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Jasmine from How Useful It Is
Read this book for my son as a bedtime story tonight. I downloaded this book for free from amazon. This book is great! Readers will follow the balloon held up by a boy. When the balloon was high up, he felt lonely and asked anything that he passed by to be his friend. When they don’t want to be his friend, he felt ok because the boy seemed happy holding him around. When the boy arrived home, he left the balloon in a room by himself. The balloon again felt lonely and began to reach out to find fr ...more
Briar's Reviews
The Lonely Balloon is a super cute, children's novel with absolutely fantastic pictures!

This book doesn't have a rhyming scheme, which was a nice change. The lack of forced rhyme made me appreciate this book more so than I expected too!

The book follows a beautiful, green balloon as it soars up high! The balloon meets birds and flags as he makes his way up to the sky - but he is oh so lonely! He was super happy when he played with children, and lucky him that a child was carrying him around! Th
TaLandria Nation
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great story!

Such a sweet, short tale! Beautiful illustrations. Well written. The pop up text was a nice addition. Great for those with small children.
Sally Wilsey
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really liked the message this book sent. The book was The Lonely Balloon by Gemma Mallorey and Illustrations by Cleoward Sy. It tells the story of a balloon who spends the day outside with his child owner. He is then brought home and just left in a room. The other toys don't know if he wants to be friends and he doesn't know either. I won't give it away except to say it is a good read for any only child or shy child. The illustrations are colorful and the facial expressions on the balloon thro ...more
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was ok

This is a story about a balloon who is lonely and wants a friend. He finally fines some just as he is deflating. The pictures were fine although it doesn't fit into what I would read to my children.
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweet story

This shows that no matter what you are, we could always use some kind of friend to be with too!
Lynn Demsky
Aug 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: children
The book was colorful and bright but it lost its continuity at times and just didn’t make sense.
Holly Letson
The balloon wants to make friends.
Lia Brent
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A simple story for toddler/preschool kids. I felt so sad for this little green balloon. After he is rushed around town by his child owner, he is abandoned in a bedroom. He must be patient to find what he’s looking for – friends. I have a similar theme in my picture book Tess the Princess Dress, but my Tess is not lonely from the start.

The illustrations by Cleoward Sy fit the picture book style and I like balloon’s expressions. I think this book ended too soon. What will his new friends do when,
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good story

The balloon's perspective is a nice story, but the story ended a little abruptly. For young children, it definitely helps with showing them how to make friends and like themselves.
Melissa Lee
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Loved this..Feel good factor.There's a time and a place for us all.Story with a moral and a purpose.Recommend to all.
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
A wonderful story to teach children about friendship and how all of us need to be aware of others.
Nov 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Nice book

It is a nice book
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Holly Lenz
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A lovely book about making friends

The Lonely Balloon is a lovely book about making friends with beautiful illustrations. The story makes a terrific bedtime story.
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Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great read for my third grader !

Very good book about making friends. My soon to be fourth grader enjoyed reading this story as she well soon be starting a new school.
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