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The Big Wet Balloon
by Liniers


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Also available in Spanish as El globo grande y mojado

A Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year.

When her sister, Clemmie, refuses to play in the rain, Matilda wants to teach her the delights of a wet Saturday. They end up learning an unforgettable lesson.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Also available in Spanish as El globo grande y mojado

A Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year.

When her sister, Clemmie, refuses to play in the rain, Matilda wants to teach her the delights of a wet Saturday. They end up learning an unforgettable lesson. Kirkus Reviews declared, "This warm and accessible story is sure to be a favorite."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781935179320
  • ISBN-10: 1935179322
  • Publisher: Toon Books
  • Publish Date: September 2013
  • Page Count: 31
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.44 pounds

Series: Toon Into Reading!: Level 2

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Siblings
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Nature & the Natural World - Weather
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Toys, Dolls & Puppets

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-07-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

Argentinean cartoonist Liniers makes his U.S. debut with a story that presents an up-close view of a tender sororal friendship. For optimistic and strong-willed Matilda, nothing beats a Saturday. “This is how you wake up on a Saturday,” she tells her younger sister, Clemmie, who peeks at Matilda from between the bars of her crib. “Hoooraayy! Hooooraaay! For all day today is Saaaaturdaaaay!” (“Ta-day!” cheers Clemmie, just trying to keep up.) It’s pouring rain on this particular Saturday, but that doesn’t deter Matilda; she coaxes Clemmie outdoors and shows her the delights of running through a downpour and jumping in puddles. When a rainbow appears, Matilda decides to offer it a gift—and what better gift than that red balloon her sister treasures? Liniers’s intimate ink-and-watercolor vignettes give way to a full-spread scene of a forlorn Clemmie chasing the balloon into the distance. He doesn’t linger on this transgression, but jumps ahead to the evening, as Matilda makes amends—a reminder that moments of disappointment and dismay can be as intense, but also as fleeting, as a summer storm. A bilingual edition is simultaneously available. Ages 4–8. (Sept.)

 
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