Water Balloon (eBook)


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Description


Marley’s life is as precarious as an overfull water balloon—one false move and everything will burst. Her best friends are pulling away from her, and her parents, newly separated, have decided she should spend the summer with her dad in his new house, with a job she didn’t ask for and certainly doesn’t want. On the upside is a cute boy who loves dogs as much as Marley does . . . but young love has lots of opportunity for humiliation and misinterpreted signals. Luckily Marley is a girl who trusts her instincts and knows the truth when she sees it, making her an immensely appealing character and her story funny, heartfelt, and emotionally true.

About the Author


Steven Salerno has illustrated many popular picture books for children, including The Dirty Little Boy by Margaret Wise Brown, Bebe Goes Shopping, and Brothers at Bat, as well as his own Little Tumbo and Coco the Carrot. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, where he studied under famed author/illustrator Maurice Sendak, Steven's illustrations appear in magazines, advertising campaigns, product packaging, and retail interiors. He lives and works in New York City. www.stevensalerno.com

Praise for Water Balloon…


"A lively story about family loyalty and love of the game, pulled from the sidelines of baseball history."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A family's love and devotion to each other and to the game of baseball, depicted lovingly."--Kirkus

"This story of a real American family whose bond was the game is brought to vivid life through illustrations."--Horn Book

Product Details ISBN-13: 9780547677859
Published: Clarion Books, 09/06/2011
Language: en


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