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Book Title: Balloons for Tiger by Lori Orlinsky
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: May 4, 2021
Formats available: hardback
Content Rating: G for everyone.
How can children begin to heal after losing a pet? Balloons for Tiger takes an imaginative look at this tough topic as colorful balloons travel from the hands of children to their beloved cat who has passed on. This book lets children open up their hearts and imaginations for a magical journey to the farthest corners of the world, where they’ll meet skydivers, astronauts, superheroes, and everything in between. As they watch the balloons voyage to the other side of the rainbow bridge, they learn to positively process their grief. Balloons for Tiger is a great tool for any child who has experienced the loss of a pet- or any other loved one, too.
Lori Orlinsky is a multi-award-winning children’s book author who lives in Chicago. She was inspired to tell this story after her family experienced the loss of their beloved eighteen-year-old cat, Tiger. Unable to find books about pet loss to help her young kids cope with their grief, Lori wrote Balloons for Tiger. She hopes this book will help others, too.
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Author Interview –
- You write lesson-based books. Why is incorporating a lesson into a book important to you?
Lesson-based books teach children about the world around them. Having a conversation with a child about a difficult topic can be tough. Many times, children get defensive and feel they are getting in trouble. Books are the perfect tool to teach these lessons without feeling forced. Children can read about a situation a character faced, and adults can role play with them about how that character reacted, and what they would have done. They walk away having read an entertaining story and learning a valuable life lesson. Win-win.
- How can we encourage our kids to read more?
There is so much joy to be had from a good book. Books spur our imagination, take us to other worlds, make us laugh, cry, and teach us so much about life and the world around us. Plus, reading provides a critical foundation for success in school and in life. Fostering a love of reading early in life is important, and the best way to do it is to read together to your children, routinely.
- Besides reading books the traditional way, with the rise in technology, what are other ways in which kids can read?
I love listening to audio books. Like books, audiobooks create a shared experience between a parent and child. Plus, they make a reading experience more interactive, as actors and actresses perform the stories in various voices. Audio books are also convenient, as families can enjoy them together on road trips, while doing household chores, etc.
- Are there any reading apps you’d suggest for kids?
My kids really enjoy Caribu, an interactive reading platform/video calling app where they can read with their family and friends. This app was our “go to” during the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
- What are your favorite books to read with your own kids?
We are big fans of “The Day the Crayons Quit” and “The Day the Crayons Came Home.” My kids never seem to get tired of oldies but goodies, like “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.”Lori Orlinsky’s BALLONS FOR TIGER Book Tour Giveaway
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