DOC Á READER Can One Balloon Make an Elephant Fly ¶ DAN RICHARDS

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Fly?”At first his mother is too busy to answer But when she takes the time to play the game with her sonmagic happens A sweet read although I don't recommend it for storytime I could see it as a great discussion book when reading together with an adult

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Can One Balloon Make an Elephant Fly Dan Richards teams up with celebrated artist Jeff Newman to share a funny and vibrant picture book about how powerful a A young boy visiting the zoo with his mother wonders if one balloon can make an elephant fly in this new picture book offering from author Dan Richards and illustrator Jeff Newman His mother thinking that he is referring to a real elephant tells him it can't Then she realizes or thinks she does that he is referring to his toy elephant and takes a different tack This continues as they pass and discuss the other zoo residentsCan One Balloon Make an Elephant Fly? offers an interesting look at perspective depicting a mother son conversation in which each is really referring to a different reality despite seemingly talking about the same thing The mother roused from her cell phone perusal thinks that she realizes what her son means and attempting to join him in his game begins attaching balloons to the toy animals he mentions He in the meantime is very much in earnest referring to real animals and attaching balloons to them in turn Each remains oblivious despite the connection of their conversation to the reality the other is referencing There is a dry humor here that has appeal although I wouldn't describe this as a 'funny' book I appreciated the artwork done in charcoal and crayon as much as the text and liked that the mother and son are depicted as African American without this being in any way the focus of the story This is a story about perspective about converging and diverging realities that just happens to have an African American cast Recommended to anyone looking for fun stories for younger children

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DOC Á READER Can One Balloon Make an Elephant Fly ¶ DAN RICHARDS ¶ Dan Richards teams up with celebrated artist Jeff Newman to share a funny and vibrant picture book about how powerful a child’s imagination can bewith a little encouragementEvan asks a simple uestion “Can one balloon make an elephant flyChild’s imagination can bewith a little encouragementEvan asks a simple uestion “Can one balloon make an elephant Although I really wanted to I couldn't get on board with the premise of the story Hopefully kids will