Krosoczka, Jarrett. J. It’s Tough to Lose Your Balloon. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2015. $17.99. ISBN 978-0-385-75479-8. Unp. Ages 1-4. P8/Q8
This is a story about bad things that happen but then encourages the reader to look on the bright side. For example, if you drop your sandwich, at least the seagulls are happy. It talks about many different emotions such as hurt, frustration, etc. This is about the injustices of childhood and the author finishes the book out with an author’s note.
December 2015 review by Melinda Dye.