Wishing for a Red Balloon
Bear Essential Readers
A young bear imagines an adventure in a supermarket as he waits to purchase a red balloon. Additional features to aid comprehension include a letter to educators and caregivers, an introduction to the authors and illustrator, a word list, and an activity.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Genre||Beginning Readers, Fiction|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JUV051000, JUV044000, JUV043000|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||D|
|Features||Activities for further learning, Author/Illustrator biography, Glossary of key words, and Phonetics|
- Note to Educators and Caregivers
- About the Authors
- About the Illustrator
- Beginning of Story
- Find Red Things
- Words to Know
Author: Cecilia Minden
Cecilia Minden, PhD, is the former director of the Language and Literacy Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is now a reading consultant for school and library publications. She earned her PhD in reading education from the University of Virginia. Cecilia and her husband Dave Cupp live outside Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They enjoy sharing their love of reading with their grandchildren, Chelsea and Qadir.
Author: Joanne Meier
Joanne Meier, PhD, has worked as an elementary school teacher, university professor, and researcher. She earned her BA in early childhood education from the University of South Carolina, and her MEd and PhD in education from the University of Virginia. She currently works as a literacy consultant for schools and private organizations. Joanne lives in Virginia with her husband Eric, daughters Kella and Erin, two cats, and a gerbil.
Illustrator: Bob Ostrom
Bob Ostrom has been illustrating children's books for nearly twenty years. A graduate of the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University, Bob has worked for such companies as Disney, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. He lives in North Carolina with his wife Melissa and three children, Will, Charlie, and Mae.