Three Magic Balloons by Paul Margulies, as told to Julianna Margulies & her sisters {Review}

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Three Magic Balloons by Paul Margulies, as told to Julianna Margulies & her sisters {Review}Three Magic Balloons by Julianna Margulies, Paul Margulies

Illustrator: Grant Shaffer
ISBN: 1101935235
Genres: Juvenile Fiction
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on May 10th 2016
Pages: 40
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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Julianna Margulies presents this story her father wrote for her and her sisters when they were children.   Saturdays at the Children’s Zoo with their father always end the same way for Ariel, Miranda, and Jane: he offers them money for a treat, but they instead choose to buy food for the animals. On this particular Saturday, a mysterious balloon man gives them a small reward for their kindness—one balloon each, to be tied to their bedposts that night. Soon they find that the balloons bring them more magic than they could ever have imagined. For readers who love the magic and wonder in Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

A story about sisters for sisters

Three Magic Balloons is a picture book story reminiscent of vintage classics that I enjoy to read again and again to my children, be it bedtime, nap-time, or any story-time. This is the type of picture book that I am glad to reach for again and again. In January, I had the privilege of glimpsing a digital advanced reader copy of this book and I can without a doubt tell you that I would love to add a physical book to our library shelves when this book releases in May!

Three Magic Balloons a picture book of a childhood story from Julianna Margulies

Paul Margulies, storyteller and father to award winning actress Julianna Margulies and her sisters Rachel Mara Smith and Alexandra Margulies shared more than one tale with his daughters during their childhood. Now, after his death the sisters have discovered a forgotten treasure that has been brought to life in the artistic talents of Grant Schaffer. I cannot imagine how the sisters felt after seeing this story awaken again through these illustrations. Each page was an adventure and a memory I’m sure! Now it is time for this book to grace the lives of your children and make your own memories to look back upon.

I’m putting this one up there with Harold, Make Way for Ducklings; the Flickra, Ricka, Dicka series, and A Lion for Andy. I cannot wait to share this one with my own daughters!

About Julianna Margulies

JULIANNA MARGULIES is a critically acclaimed actress and producer. She is the star of CBS’s The Good Wife, for which she has won a Golden Globe and two Emmys. She has won eight Screen Actors Guild Awards, sharing that distinction with few other female performers. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.

About Paul Margulies

PAUL MARGULIES wrote stories, essays, and plays, and was also an award-winning advertising executive. But his favorite role was that of a father to his three daughters, and he devoted much of his talent to writing them letters and telling them stories.

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The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.