Mathilda and the Orange Balloon
Written by Randall de Sève
Illustrated by Jen Corace
Published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins
What a surprise little pick up from the library this was! This tale teaches children that no matter what your surroundings or situation, no matter if other people say you can't do or be something, if you have an imagination and you believe in yourself, you can be ANYTHING you want to be... even an orange balloon. I found this SO heartwarming and such a great message for the kids of today. I've tried buying it online and can only stumble on a few secondhand copies on eBay. I highly recommend this for the 2+ kids! Otherwise, check out your local library to see if they have it available.