Illustrated by Luke LaMarca
Simon & Schuster, 2010
$16.99, ages 5 and up,40 pages.
How do you keep the sun down on a bright and clear day, especially if it's been tethered to the ground for years?
Well, if it's a sun called, "Ray", an enormous parade balloon, and "today's the day," there isn't much you can do but watch it slip away.
(And if you're like me and enjoy seeing a balloon get free, if only to imagine how far it might go, maybe you smile and blow a bit of air his way.)
Just in time for the Thanksgiving Macy's Day parade comes a sweet, simple story of a trusty old helium balloon that tires of being obedient, takes to the sky and never looks back.