A gentle text, perfectly matched with Jane Ray's classic artwork. Sam has a big, bright, red balloon. That is, he does until it blows out the window. But Sam's dad tells him not to be sad, Sam's balloon has gone on an exciting journey across mountains, seas, deserts and rivers, all the way to his grandad Abdulla's house...and now grandad will be happy knowing Sam is thinking of him. The previous edition of this title was shortlisted for the Moth Goose Award and was named Children's Book Foundation Children's Book of the Year. This edition has a bright new cover. "A colourful and affectionate book where the world is made to seem both small and also infinitely various, full of as much exotic detail as any infant could ever imagine." Books for Yo Children
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Nigel Gray's books have been published in twenty-five countries and twenty-two different languages and have won many prestigious awards, including Best Book of the Year for Parents Magazine, Best Book of the Year: Federation of Children's Book Groups Award and shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. Jane Ray is one of today's foremost children's illustrators, whose work is known and loved throughout the world. She has illustrated many books for Orchard and of those The Story of Creation won the Smarties Prize and The Happy Prince won the Kate Greenaway Medal.
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