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Where Is My Balloon?

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  78 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Owl and Monkey from I Have a Balloon are back! But what happened to Owl’s balloon? Find out in this hilarious picture book about making mistakes and finding forgiveness.

Owl has a balloon. Monkey has a sock with a star and a perfectly shaped hole. But then Owl asks Monkey to hold his balloon, just for a second. What do you think happens? POP! When Owl returns and asks for
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published January 22nd 2019 by Simon Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (first published January 2nd 2019)
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Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Kids; Parents
This book is only made up of dialogue. Owl has a red balloon. Monkey has a sock.

Owl asks Monkey to hold the balloon while he/she goes somewhere.

Monkey does and s/he has a lot of fun playing with it.

It pops accidentally.

When Owl comes back asking for her/his balloon,

Monkey starts producing things and claiming they are her/his balloon. Monkey gives Owl the sock to hold while he/she checks.

Monkey produces an orange pillow, a red chair, a fire truck, a red parachute... only to be told it is not the
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a sweet and funny book! I read this out loud to my first grade class. They loved it! Direct quotes: “This author is funny!” “I like how silly the monkey is when he brings all the wrong stuff to the owl!” “I think the NEXT book will be all about the stuff the owl brings to the monkey. Do we have THAT book to read next?!” They are already ready for the next book! Well done!
Diana Murray
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I so appreciate the short text. Not a word is wasted! The author truly understands how kids think. This was sooo funny and so kid-friendly. Will definitely be a hit. And can bring up a discussion of ethics, as well, even though it's not didactic at all. Can be paired with "I Want My Hat Back".
Jenna Grodzicki
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Owl and Monkey are back in this hilarious sequel to I Have a Balloon. When Owl asks Monkey to watch his balloon, Monkey has a little too much fun with it and POP! Upon returning, Owl wants to know where his balloon is. Monkey presents a series of objects that are clearly not balloons. Will Monkey tell Owl the truth? Will Owl forgive Monkey? This book will leave children laughing and asking to read it again and again.
Feb 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Owl has a special balloon; Monkey has a special sock. Owl asks Monkey to hold his balloon; Monkey gives him the sock. The balloon pops while Monkey is playing with it. Owl returns and wants his balloon back. Monkey brings several other items out and pretends they're the balloon. Finally, he confesses it popped. Owl is sad but returns and forgives his friend. Monkey says they can play with his sock. The story ends with owl bringing another object as he lost the sock.
Simple illustrations help tell
Chana Stiefel
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this hilarious sequel by Ariel Bernstein, Owl asks Monkey to keep an eye on his balloon. But Monkey being Monkey can’t seem to control himself. Mayhem ensues resulting in a big, red POP! (It’s hard to choose a favorite spread with illustrations by Scott Magoon, but this one’s up there!) Will Monkey fess up? And how will Owl respond? Kids will love this fun read aloud and the discussion that will surely follow, touching on responsibility, truth, revenge, forgiveness, and friendship. Deceptivel ...more
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A silly book! Owl asks Monkey to hold her balloon. Monkey plays with the balloon and accidentally pops it. Then he tries to convince Owl of all of the other red things are the balloon to no avail. It gets really silly with all of the red things that Monkey tries to convince Owl. Owl has a major meltdown over his balloon, which is illustrated so perfectly with dark blues and purples. During that meltdown, Owl sort of destroys Monkey's sock. Then the same game of Owl trying to convince Monkey star ...more
Katey Howes
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This laugh out loud sequel to Bernstein and Magoon's I HAVE A BALLOON is, if possible, funnier than the first! When Owl asks Monkey to hold his balloon for a minute, (spoiler alert!) it pops! Owl asks for his balloon back, and Monkey tries to convince him that other big, red, things are his balloon - to no avail. When Owl discovers his balloon is gone, and Monkey offers his favorite sock in trade, the tables are turned - with hilarious results. A fabulous choice for story time or anytime.
Jodi McKay
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I smiled the whole time while reading this book. Owl and Monkey are two clever characters who know how to use their creativity and intelligence to get themselves out of trouble, but when it comes down to it, they also know how to be honest and apologize. Kids will laugh at what Monkey comes up with to trick Owl and also learn the value of saying sorry. Both the author and the illustrator brought humor, heart, and a whole lot of fun to this story.
Michelle Schaub
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This delightful sequel to I Have A Balloon, with its repeating and escalating refrain, will make a great read aloud. Magoon’s illustration hints at the page turns are perfect for practicing prediction skills, and Berstein’s underlying message about telling the truth and forgiveness pairs well with SEL curriculum. Excellent choice for the classroom and beyond!
Andria Rosenbaum
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing

In this wonderful sequel to I HAVE A BALLOON, Bernstein and Magoon deliver a fresh take on the trials and tribulations of friendship and sharing. Here we see what happens when friends mess up. Do they confess? And how are their confession received in turn? Illustrated with exuberance and emotional impact. Tailored for toddlers of ANY age. Highly recommended.
Gina Perry
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Owl and Monkey make a triumphant return - and this story is bigger, and bolder than the last but with the same thread of friendship and humor throughout. I just love the bold color fills that reflect the big emotions these two feel during the story. Full of fun and heart and silliness. And of course, the perils of sharing!
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This hilarious cautionary tale has deep roots. Besides providing laughs, it provides the context for lots of important discussions about trust, honesty, revenge, making amends and forgiveness. Thank goodness the ending hints at another adventure to come. Humans will love this book, especially those masquerading as owls and monkeys!
Eileen Meyer
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Owl and Monkey are BACK!!! In this funny sequel to I HAVE A BALLOON is a great storytime read aloud! The book explores friendship, making mistakes and finding forgiveness with good humor and care. Perfect for at home and in the classroom.
It's a fun story that is silly.
Michele Knott
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another funny story with Owl and Monkey. One of them still has a sock, the other does not have a balloon anymore.
Fun stories to read aloud!
Edward Sullivan
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Owl and Monkey return in this hilarious sequel.
Syntha Green
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Just as delightful as the first
Wendy Garland
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, picture-books
Monkey and Owl are back with a red balloon. Well, what WAS a red balloon. This balloon will test their friendship, patience, and creativity.
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Adorable sequel!!!
Sequel to I have a Balloon and just as funny.
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: friends, easy, feelings
great book to teach forgiveness and friendship
Corey Schwartz
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ariel Bernstein and Scott Magoon outdo themselves in this funny follow up to I HAVE A BALLOON. Owl and Monkey's antics are highly amusing and parents and kids will easily relate to their feelings and experiences. A fun, engaging read!
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