A Balloon for Isabel, Illustrated by Laura Rankin
Greenwillow Books, April 2010
A Junior Library Guild Selection
It's almost time for graduation, and all the animals in the school will be getting balloons--all except the porcupines. Isabel desperately wants a balloon, and is determined to find a way around the no-balloons-for-porcupines rule. With persistence and a good helping of ingenuity, she triumphs!
Doesn't everyone want balloons? I still find them irresistible. The seeming impossibility of a porcupine longing for a balloon set me off in search of this story.
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