Can One Balloon Make An Elephant Fly?


A day at the zoo can go from the expected to the astonishing when a cellphone distracted mom reconnects to her young son.

As Mom sits engrossed in her phone world, her son is imagining.  With an eye to the enormous elephant posing on a nearby hillock and armed with a colorful bunch of balloons, this young Afircan American lad poses a question.  "Can one balloon make an elephant fly?"

He's so hopeful and you're right there with him. Please say yes.  Please. We want to believe in the phenomenal, the incredible, the miraculous.  We want our world to be filled with elephants lifting off under balloon power.  

We don't care where they go.  Just tell us the possibility exists that they might lift off - about 100 feet up would be great.  If they can, then just maybe, we can too.

There is a moment where Mom sees.  She gets down on her knees and tells him her answer.  That's where it all happens.  A touch of Good Night Gorilla follows.  This one is all about love, fun, hope and the unlimited powers we hold when someone tells us yes.

40 pages  978-1442452152  Ages 4-7 

Read alikes:  Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann; Sebastian and the Balloon by Philip Stead

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge,

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