Thursday, March 21, 2013 Posted by Dina N
Balloons do come from trees — rubber trees. Told in rhyme, the story follows the wide variety of steps involved in making the air-filled decorations we all know and love. Starting with the tapping of the rubber tree, the ship that carries the liquid rubber to the factory, and the manufacturing process itself; readers will learn just how that balloon arrived at his or her house. This delightful, fun-to-read-aloud story is sure to give readers a new appreciation for balloons.
Balloon Trees is a charming children's rhyming story about how balloons are made. It starts with the rubber trees and covers the whole process - through the factory, onto the truck, and ending at the store. The text and illustrations are simple yet educational. The book is aimed at kids ages 4-8 but even adults can learn a thing or two about rubber trees and latex balloons. My favorite part is the section at the end of the book, For Creative Minds, where curious readers find out more about rubber: where it comes from, how it is used, and what everyday items are made from it.
Balloon Trees is new this spring from Sylvan Dell Publishing. It is available in English and Spanish as hardcover, paperback, and eBook. Additional resources to reinforce its educational value are available at the publisher's website.
I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review. Information and cover art courtesy of the publisher or PR firm. No compensation was obtained for this post.