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Title:
Benjamin's balloon
Author:
Baker, Alan.
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Publication Information:
New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1990.
Summary:
Benjamin blows up a balloon and begins a travel adventure that causes him a certain amount of worry.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780688097448

9780688097455
Format :
Book

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Summary

Benjamin blows up a balloon and begins a travel adventure that causes him a certain amount of worry.


Summary

Benjamin blows up a balloon and begins a travel adventure that causes him a certain amount of worry.


Author Notes

Alan Baker has written and illustrated over 40 books of his own, six of which have been chosen for the book of the year list. These include the Little Rabbit series which have sold over 750,000 copies to date worldwide. White Rabbit's color book was a 2008 IBBY choice. His style consists of a pencil rough with final artwork rendered using traditional methods - watercolour, pen and ink, airbrush, and crayon. The illustration is produced as separate elements and then composed and colour adjusted in photoshop using layers. Alan Baker has won the Benson & Hedges illustrators gold award, Gold Creative Circle award, Silver Campaign Press award. He also gained a IRA/CBC. Childrens Choice award & was a Flair Creative match winner.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Alan Baker has written and illustrated over 40 books of his own, six of which have been chosen for the book of the year list. These include the Little Rabbit series which have sold over 750,000 copies to date worldwide. White Rabbit's color book was a 2008 IBBY choice. His style consists of a pencil rough with final artwork rendered using traditional methods - watercolour, pen and ink, airbrush, and crayon. The illustration is produced as separate elements and then composed and colour adjusted in photoshop using layers. Alan Baker has won the Benson & Hedges illustrators gold award, Gold Creative Circle award, Silver Campaign Press award. He also gained a IRA/CBC. Childrens Choice award & was a Flair Creative match winner.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-- Benjamin the hamster, star of Benjamin's Portrait (Lothrop, 1987), returns for another adventure in this entertaining offering. Blowing up balloons makes Benjamin nervous, and with good reason. When fully inflated, the balloon rises, taking him up with it and drifting into a snowstorm. After a crash landing, Benjamin builds a snow plane to take him home. Unfortunately, the plane crashes too, and the impetus of the landing turns the hapless animal into a runaway snowball. After one final crash, Benjamin discovers the best use of all for snow--building snow sculptures of hamsters. The illustrations greatly enhance the text, with Benjamin realistically drawn against a plain lavender background. This quizzical little animal is sure to delight young readers. Even when one sees only his feet encased in a snowball, the comic character of the furry creature is unmistakable. This amusing flight of fancy will be welcome in most libraries, but especially where Benjamin's other adventures are popular. --Lori A. Janick, Parkwood Elementary School, Pasadena, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-- Benjamin the hamster, star of Benjamin's Portrait (Lothrop, 1987), returns for another adventure in this entertaining offering. Blowing up balloons makes Benjamin nervous, and with good reason. When fully inflated, the balloon rises, taking him up with it and drifting into a snowstorm. After a crash landing, Benjamin builds a snow plane to take him home. Unfortunately, the plane crashes too, and the impetus of the landing turns the hapless animal into a runaway snowball. After one final crash, Benjamin discovers the best use of all for snow--building snow sculptures of hamsters. The illustrations greatly enhance the text, with Benjamin realistically drawn against a plain lavender background. This quizzical little animal is sure to delight young readers. Even when one sees only his feet encased in a snowball, the comic character of the furry creature is unmistakable. This amusing flight of fancy will be welcome in most libraries, but especially where Benjamin's other adventures are popular. --Lori A. Janick, Parkwood Elementary School, Pasadena, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.