Saturday, March 30, 2013

Balloon Trees - Children's Book Review

Book Synopsis:

Balloons do come from trees—rubber trees. Told in rhyme, the story follows the wide variety of steps involved in making the air-filled decorations we all know and love. Starting with the tapping of the rubber tree, the ship that carries the liquid rubber to the factory, and the manufacturing process itself; readers will learn just how that balloon arrived at his or her house. This delightful, fun-to-read-aloud story is sure to give readers a new appreciation for balloons.

My Review:

A story about balloons and how they're made, Balloon Trees starts out telling how tappers slice bark from rubber trees to retrieve white milky latex.  It then proceeds to tell the process of how the latex is brought into a factory to be shaped and formed into balloons. 

As an adult I found this book to be very interesting. I learned things about balloons that I didn't know before. With cute illustrations and a rhythmical story flow, kids can learn a lot about balloons and rubber trees. The "For Creative Minds" section in the back of the book further enhances education with a balloon sequencing game, a True or False about rubber, and facts about rubber, a natural resource.

Balloon Trees is a Spring 2013 release by Sylvan Dell Publishing. To supplement the story, cross-curricular lesson plans or educational programs are available on the website.

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

4 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

My 8 year old would love this book. He loves learning about how things are made!

Katherine Phillips said...

This sounds like a great book. I would definitely get this for my nieces and nephews.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Sounds like a great book, I bet Cole would love it!

Tiffany Coleman said...

I would love to read this book to my 4 years old nephew!