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list price: $9.95
edition:Hardcover
category: Children's Fiction
published: April 2017
ISBN:9781459810280
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

More Than Balloons

by Lorna Crozier, illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller

tagged: new baby, nursery rhymes
Description

Balloons love the moon, and a tuba loves a tune, but these don't compare to the love we have for you. Award-winning poet Lorna Crozier uses evocative rhyme, complemented by Rachelle Anne Miller's whimsical imagery, to provide babies and toddlers with common concepts that explain just how great love is.

About the Authors

Lorna Crozier has received numerous awards, including the Governor General's Award, for her fifteen books of poetry, which include The Blue Hour of the Day, What the Living Won't Let Go, Everything Arrives at the Light, and Inventing the Hawk. She is also the author of the memoir Small Beneath the Sky and the editor of several anthologies. She lives in Saanich, British Columbia.


Rachelle Anne Miller studied at NSCAD University, where she earned her Bachelor of Design in 2002. She worked as a graphic designer for several years before deciding to venture out as a freelance illustrator. Rachelle's art has been featured in various international magazines and websites. Her work can be seen in children's books, greeting cards, craft supplies, children's room decor, tech accessories and more. For more information, visit www.rachelleannemiller.com

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
0 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
0 to 3
Awards
  • Commended, Resource Links The Year's Best
Editorial Reviews

"More Than Balloons is a fine addition to home board book collections and should be in all libraries serving this target audience. Highly Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"Comparisons are creative and lovely…The constancy of the rhyme scheme is remarkable…The artwork is exquisite: simple, yet elegant lines, delightful animal characters, warm washes of color, and plenty of details to build young vocabularies. The warm tone and magical drawings make this ideal bedtime reading."

— Kirkus Reviews

"A sweet and satisfying selection for parent/child bonding."

— School Library Journal

"The text conveys love to a wide audience made up of diverse familial bonds...Miller's colour palette is soft and inviting, rendering the animal characters in a cartoon style that is approachable and visually pleasing for young readers. More Than Balloons is a welcome addition to personal, library and school collections serving a preschool audience."

— Resource Links

"This charming little board book from the Governor General's Literary Award-winning author, Lorna Crozier, playfully and poetically explores the depths of love between a parent and child…Each page plays with simple yet sophisticated imagery that is a delight to the ear and eye…[Miller] also whimsically pulls in natural elements such as flowers, insects and landscapes from all four seasons to bring additional richness to the reading experience. The harmonious interplay of the images created by Crozier's text and Miller's illustrations produces a delightful reading experience, making this a great addition to baby's first library."

— Canadian Children's Book News

A perfect bedtime story that would pair well with Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney.

— Youth Services Book Review
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