Two Young Children’s Books by Lee Haydn Straight

THE LITTLE PINK BALLOON
Written and Illustrated by Lee Haydn Straight

Published: January 15, 2013
Publisher: Kite Readers
Genre: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-8)
Source: Kite Readers

Synopsis: 

When Little Pink comes loose and floats away from her family and the fairground where she lives she ends up stuck in a cloud. When she thinks that she will never get back, three new friends come to her rescue and work together to take her home.

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My Thoughts: 

The Little Pink Balloon is Lee Haydn Straight’s first published work, and I see it as a wondrous collection of his illustrations supporting a charming and heartwarming story.

Little Pink’s adventure becomes worrisome when she can’t find her way home. But the good news comes in the form of three new friends who work together to help Little Pink find her way home.

Not only is the book easily readable to children, it is a story with a lesson to take away and make a part of family life with your children. In today’s world, it is refreshing to see the principle of teamwork and friendliness being shared with our children through words and drawings.

Even grownups will enjoy the story as they read or help children to read The Little Pink Balloon.

My Recommendation: 

I highly recommend The Little Pink Balloon to parents and grandparents of children ages 3-8 for family reading time or those beginning readers in your family. You will not be disappointed.

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BOB BEAR’S BEARDS
Written and Illustrated by Lee Haydn Straight

Published: May 31, 2013
Publisher: Kite Readers
Genre: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-5)
Source: Kite Readers

Synopsis:

Bob Bear loves food, and every day of the week brings color and FUN to his dinner times. A hilarious story which teaches colors, days of the week, and the job of eating!

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My Thoughts:

An easy and fun read for children ages 3-5 who are beginning to learn days of the week, letters and colors and who like funny pictures which almost tell the story on their own. Adults will find this is a book that will occupy children when there is no one to read aloud.

The illustrations and story together make for a charming story children will want to hear again and again. The educational component is strong for this age group and will be appreciated by parents.

My Recommendation:

A must-have in any child’s library or collection of books as they begin to want to read and learn to recognize the day order of the week and labeling of colors.

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I received a copy of The Little Pink Balloon and Bob Bear’s Beards from Kite Readers in exchange for an honest review.

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UP NEXT:  My review of Strings Attached by Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky on Wednesday, September 25th.

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2 thoughts on “Two Young Children’s Books by Lee Haydn Straight

  1. marianbeaman September 23, 2013 at 6:01 am Reply

    Jenna would like the pink balloon book. What a great way to teach cooperation and a sense of adventure. Ian would like the bear book because sometimes he thinks he is a bear! Sherrey, children’s books must be a nice break from the heavier stuff you have been reading and reviewing. I don’t know how you keep up–really!

    By the way, I’m reviewing Shirley Showalter’s new memoir on Wednesday’s blog.

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    • Sherrey Meyer September 24, 2013 at 2:32 pm Reply

      Hi Marian, I liked the pink balloon story. Thought it so well suited to teaching compassion and a sense of helpfulness a well as cooperation and a sense of adventure. So Ian believes he’s a bear? I’d like to meet this boy. Definitely I try to schedule a few lighter books, like children’s books, here and there. Otherwise, I might have to be taken to the “home!”

      Looking forward to reading your review of Blush as well as diving into my copy. See you on Wednesday!

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