Monday, December 2, 2013

World on A String by Larry Phifer

World On A String
by Larry Phifer

Picture book that offers a uniquely uplifting perspective on loss.

World on a String is the story of a young boy, Charlie, who finds and befriends a big red balloon. Soon, Charlie and his balloon become best friends. They play together. They go to school together. They do everything together.

Then, one night, Charlie’s balloon comes untied in a thunderstorm. At first, Charlie is very sad. He imagines that his friend is lost, tangled and all alone.

However, by remembering the happy times they shared, Charlie is able to shift his perspective, deal with his loss and, ultimately, he imagines his balloon as a very important part of the starry sky.

About the Author

Larry Phifer loves picture books: small words, big pictures, happy endings. It's the perfect formula. I've never read Sam McBratney's Guess How Much I Love You or Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree and not felt happier than I did before. In any case, the good ones move you. I formed Storytime Works to bring together authors and artists who want to try to do the same thing. World on a String will be our first publication.

My Review:  October 2013   ~ Review Copies ~

World on a StringWorld on a String by Larry Phifer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read this book to my grandson Gavin, he loved it. This little boy had a balloon as his best friend and his imagination was boundless. They did all kinds of things together as the balloon was his best friend, then he lost his balloon one day. He then dealt with the loss and imagined that his balloon became a part of the starry sky. It was a very cute book. My grandson loves using his imagination, so this book was very fun for him.

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