Ball and Balloon


Born and raised in California, Helen Yoon writes and draws for a living.

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"A well-crafted picture book that's great fun for reading aloud."

-Booklist (Starred Review)

"The dynamic, cartoonish illustrations are the real draw and will capture kids’ chuckling attention; the minimal, humorous text will appeal to emergent readers."

-Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

"A soaring suggested first purchase for all libraries."

-School Library Journal (Starred Review) (Ball & Balloon)

". . . thanks to Yoon's dynamic portrayal of movement and skillfully depicted facial expressions, the characters never appear static or stilted."

-Horn Book (Ball & Balloon)

"Much of the story is told through pictures and words are sparse enough that children could understand the plot with minimal reading—humor is embedded in the details, from the wary looks of the sheep to the titles of the books Wolf reads upon return home"

-Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books