Bird, Balloon, Bear

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A fresh and heartwarming new story from Il Sung Na about finding the courage to make a friend.
 
Bird is new to the forest, and he’s looking for a friend. Bear could use a friend, too.
But Bird is too shy to introduce himself. Just as he musters the courage to say hello . . . it’s too late! Bear has already found a friend: a bright, shiny red balloon.
 
Has Bird missed his chance?
 
From the acclaimed Il Sung Na comes a charming and beautifully illustrated story about courage, kindness, and friendship.

Peek inside the jacket for a special poster!
 
Praise for Il Sung Na:
 
"Na brings fresh energy to the familiar. With a coloring style that feels as if someone took a firecracker to a box of crayons, Na makes turtle shells as dynamic as a peacock's plumage." --The New York Times (The Opposite Zoo)

“Il Sung Na’s illustrative art is so joyous, so jubilantly colorful, it feels celebratory and poetic even when the story is simple and spare.” —The Boston Globe (A Book of Babies)

★ “[A] grand read-aloud.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred (Welcome Home, Bear)
 
★ "It’s the rare picture book that, upon arrival, feels as though it has been around for years already; Na’s belongs to this group.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred (A Book of Sleep)

★ "Vibrant [and] whimsical.” —School Library Journal, Starred (Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit)
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About the author

IL SUNG NA is the author-illustrator of many books for children, including A Book of Sleep; Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit; A Book of Babies; Welcome Home, Bear; and The Opposite Zoo. Originally from South Korea, Il Sung studied illustration at Kingston University in London and currently lives in the New York City Area To learn more about his work, please visit IlSungNa.com or find him on Twitter at @ilsungna.
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Publisher
Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Published on
Mar 14, 2017
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Pages
32
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ISBN
9780399551574
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / General
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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