Raccoon and the Hot Air Balloon

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

A charming animal adventure story that shows how an act of kindness can be returned when in need. Filled with beautiful illustrations and details that children can search for.

One day, Raccoon helps an eagle chick back into their nest and it makes Raccoon wish she could fly. She goes to sleep and flies in her dreams. Suddenly, she is woken by a noise – it is an amazing hot air balloon. It lands and she sees an opportunity for adventure. She climbs in and nibbles away the ropes. Soon she is flying! What an adventure but Raccoon soon realizes that she is not actually sure how she can get down… Luckily, the mother eagle sees her and enlists the help of other birds to drop stones in the basket until the hot air balloon gently drifts down. Raccoon thinks she is finished with adventure – until she sees a speed boat!

This simple but stunning book is perfect for storytime. There are so many details that can be pointed out and discussed. A real treasure of a book.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2021
Publisher Maverick Arts Publishing Ltd
Imprint Maverick Arts
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-09-07
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002160, JUV068000, JUV039060
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 9.5 x 9.5
Lexile 550
Features Original artwork

Author: Jill Atkins

Jill Atkins lives in the UK near the sea. Her first book was published more than 20 years ago and she's published 70 books and counting!

Illustrator: Kristen Humphrey

Kristen Humphrey grew up in a small town in Texas and completed a degree in Visualization at Texas A&M University. She works both digitally and traditionally, sometimes combining the two.