Published by Storytime Works on 4 June 2013
Genres: Childrens Picture Book
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World on a String is the story of a young boy, Charlie, who finds and befriends a big red balloon. Soon, Charlie and his balloon become best friends. They play together. They go to school together. They do everything together.
Then, one night, Charlie’s balloon comes untied in a thunderstorm. At first, Charlie is very sad. He imagines that his friend is lost, tangled and all alone.
However, by remembering the happy times they shared, Charlie is able to shift his perspective, deal with his loss and, ultimately, he imagines his balloon as a very important part of the starry sky
Then one night tragedy strikes, Charlie loses his balloon & what follows is an uplifting tale about how he deals with his grief.
The beauty of the words is matched with the most colourful and charming illustrations. Love, love, love. Highly recommended for all parents, I think young children will love this one.