Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon by Axel Scheffler

Pip and Posy the big balloon

This was one of the first few hardback books I bought for Samantha (at 17 months of age). I was a bit wary because we had always been reading board books and I didn’t know if she would tear the pages of this hardback. It turned out that she didn’t! (she usually wants us to turn the pages of the books for her..)

This book is about Pip and her big red balloon and how she and Posy took the balloon out for a walk. However, Pip accidentally let the balloon go and it burst after getting caught in a tree. Pip was so sad that she started crying. Posy then had a great idea – to play with bubbles instead!

With only 2 lines (or less) of simple text on every page, this book is perfect for young toddlers who are beginning to read. The book is also beautifully illustrated with bright bold colours.

Samantha likes this book because she is a fan of both balloons and bubbles. We also use this book to talk about the basic emotions of happy and sad.

This book is one of a series of stories about Pip and Posy, all written in the same style. Do check them out!


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