Balloons for Tiger by Lori Orlinsky
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books; Release date: May 4, 2021
Tour dates: May 4 to May 31, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone.
How can children begin to heal after losing a pet? Balloons for Tiger takes an imaginative look at this tough topic as colorful balloons travel from the hands of children to their beloved cat who has passed on. This book lets children open up their hearts and imaginations for a magical journey to the farthest corners of the world, where they'll meet skydivers, astronauts, superheroes, and everything in between. As they watch the balloons voyage to the other side of the rainbow bridge, they learn to positively process their grief. Balloons for Tiger is a great tool for any child who has experienced the loss of a pet- or any other loved one, too.
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
Author, Lori Orlinsky cleverly wrote this book in rhyme, delving into the vivid imagination of a child, to create this book of comfort, after the death of a beloved pet. This is sure to assist a child in overcoming the painful loss.
Illustrator, Vanessa Alexandre, created bright, colorful and fun images to help a child visualize the happy peace of their beloved pet.
It is a wonderful way to bring peace to a devastating situation. I only had a slight problem with the lack of rhythm in he rhyme stances and the fact some words didn't rhyme well. It also lacked a smooth flow from stanza to stanza.nit was still a very worthwhile book.
I offer a Four Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure to give a positive review. This is my honest review.
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My journey as an author: finding inspiration through my daughter
When my daughter, Hayley, was three, she came home and declared that day would be her last attending the preschool she loved so much. When I asked her why, tears began streaming down her face. She explained to me that the teachers hung up a growth chart in the classroom and placed a piece of tape next to the measurements to show the height of each child. While
her friends landed at the top and middle of the chart, her name was at the very bottom, with no other names in sight. I tried to explain to her all the benefits of being small (she is the last one to get wet when it rains, she finds the best hide-and-seek spots), but she still felt sad and lonely. So, I turned to books. But little to my surprise, no books existed on the topic. However, there were books that talked about the opposite – how superheroes have special powers precisely because they are tall. I wrote “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)” for Hayley and all the other kids who felt different than what society deems as normal. The book has been endorsed by the National Bullying Prevention Center, as its messages of self-confidence and self-esteem are for kids of all sizes.
Writing “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)” gave me the confidence to pursue my childhood dream of becoming an author, and the book will always hold a special place in my heart. Since that book, I have written two more (“The Tooth Fairy’s Tummy Ache,” “Balloons for Tiger") with dreams of additional books in the future.
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Meet the Author:
Lori Orlinsky is a multi-award-winning children's book author who lives in Chicago. She was inspired to tell this story after her family experienced the loss of their beloved eighteen-year-old cat, Tiger. Unable to find books about pet loss to help her young kids cope with their grief, Lori wrote Balloons for Tiger. She hopes this book will help others, too.
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