Billy Balloon Book Review – Quality Early Reader Launches Series

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Billy Balloon, from Page Publishing and author Jack Payton, a quality early reader for young children, presents a unique story about friendship, the larger world, and will inspire curiosity for both parents and young readers alike.

The oversized book tells the story of Billy Balloon who was born in a little balloon factory on a little hill with hundreds of his brothers, sisters, and friends. The balloons are preparing for the Great Balloon Race, which takes place on a sunny day in spring.

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The kids at school write cards to attach to their balloons, with the hope that when the balloon lands and the note is discovered by another child who would then send a note back to the child with the hope that the two could become pen-pals, a practice lost in the modern world. The balloon that travels the furthest, as well as the note that receives a response from another kid will be declared the winner.

Through the Billy Balloon website, families and readers of all ages are invited to submit ideas for future books and storylines in the series. If your idea is selected by Payton, you will be compensated with a percentage of royalties earned from the profits of that book.

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"It's an invitation to readers to co-author additional books in the series, which makes it unique and special," Payton said. "Imagine Curious George or Thomas the Train, but instead of all the books being written by the same author, the books in my series will be co-authored by me and readers from around the world."

Payton's goal is to encourage kids to always be curious and adventurous–to wonder what happens to things once they leave your sight. "I'm a dad who wrote a book with his family and hopes others will join me on this adventure," he said. "I want others to become adoshable–a creative word that means adventuring with joy and intent."

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Billy Balloon, the debut title in the new series by author Jack Payton, will introduce young readers to the wonderful world of reading and introduce them to the larger world, which may be miles away. Illustrated with bright primary colors, young readers will be able to identify basic colors, shapes and common representations of buildings, nature, and recognizable toys.

Created for children through age six, Billy Balloon enhances and elevates a child's vocabulary utilizing both basic and everyday words most chidlren will hear at home and introducing three and four syllable words that will increase the child's vocabulary.


Billy Balloon is available through the Billy Balloon website. A great addition to any children's library, Billy Balloon will open the mind of young readers to a whole new world. Inspirational.

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Title: Billy Balloon.

Publisher: Page Publishing.

Size: 8 x 10; 38 pages.

ISBN: 978-1-6624-6918-3 (paperback). 

ISBN: 978-1-6624-6920-6 (hardcover).

MSRP: $24.95.

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