The Remember Balloons Hardcover – Picture Book, August 28, 2018 by Jessie Oliveros (Author), Dana Wulfekotte (IllustratoR)
SUMMARY: Written By Chat GPT4: "The Remember Balloons" is a touching picture book written by Jessie Oliveros and illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte, published on August 28, 2018. The story follows a young boy named James, who shares a close bond with his grandfather. In this heartfelt tale, memories are symbolized by balloons, and each individual has balloons filled with their own unique memories.
As the grandfather grows older, he begins to lose his balloons, symbolizing his struggle with memory loss and dementia. James initially doesn't understand why this is happening, but he gradually comes to grasp the situation. The story sensitively deals with aging, memory, and the connection between generations, offering a gentle and compassionate way to introduce children to these complex themes. The illustrations by Dana Wulfekotte add depth and emotion to the narrative, making it an engaging and thoughtful read for children and adults alike.
I absolutely ADORE this book! It is so perfect for the beginning of the year when we are talking about our "schema" and background knowledge.
I'm a sucker for colorful illustrations and even more colorful characters in a book! Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook most certainly fits the bill.
When Zach meets his new teacher, Miss Smith, he expects her to be boring. But, boy, is he wrong! When Miss Smith reads stories the characters COME TO LIFE! One day Miss Smith is out of the room and so many characters out of the books that things get a little crazy. Miss Smith takes care of everything when she returns to the classroom.
Jill A. Hostetler
I love books so much! My particular loves are children's books and professional books that catch my fancy. One thing that keeps me happy and sane as a teacher is being able to get tons of books from the library and share them with my students. I have tried different ways to keep track of my books, but here's another attempt. We'll se if I can make this one fly!