Arthur Wants a Balloon
‘A light in the dark that makes the heart soar’ – Karl Newson, award winning children’s book author and illustrator
‘A unique, important and incredibly beautiful book’ – Frances Stickley, children’s book author
‘[This book] belongs in the offices of every school counsellor and child therapist’ – Donna Cangelosi, Psy.D. Child Psychologist
Arthur’s gloomy dad rushes him through the park every morning, through grey and rainy weather. Arthur just wants a balloon from the park’s vendor, but Dad always says no. One rainy morning, the balloons magically appear at their doorstep, and Arthur figures out the perfect way to bring the sunshine out, even if only for a few moments.
This is a book about a parent’s depression that has a ray of hope and sunshine at the end. A young reader will grasp onto the concept that even in the worst situations, there is light and love.