The Rainbow Balloon
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The illustration on the front of BfK this month is the cover of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass with illustrations by Sir John Tenniel. The book is published by Macmillan (0 333 29037 2) at £9.99, and we're grateful for their help in using this picture of Alice and the White Knight.
Don't complain that this story perpetuates the usual unscientific myth that air-filled balloons float upward, nor that balloons can't inflate themselves, nor even that no balloon is strong enough to go into space. You'd be a mean-spirited person indeed not to enjoy this brilliantly coloured and clearly written tale of a balloon's journey in search of a rainbow. A good read-aloud and talk-about book for young children - simple and full of interesting mind expanders.