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Where Do Balloons Go?

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Jamie Lee Curtis
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 3rd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Aug. 2001

Synopsis: "After letting go of his big purple balloon, a boy ponders, in snappy rhyme, the fate of all such airborne castaways: "Are they always alone? Do they meet up in pairs? Do they ever get married and make balloon heirs?"

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Where do you think balloons go? Draw.
•  What kind of personality would your balloon have? Make your own balloon characters (space, pilgrim, royal, animal...)

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don't have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!