Author: Majorie Priceman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication Date: 2005
Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Picture Book
Audience: Gr. Pre-K-3
Awards: Caldecott Honor Book
Overview: This picture book ingeniously puts a twist on an historical event, by accounting the first hot air balloon ride, based on a rumor that a sheep told her, but who heard it originally from a sheep, who heard it from a rooster. Kids will laugh and be impressed by this silly story and the descriptive illustrations that at times in the book, are displayed to have wordless meaning.
Activity: This is a great lesson to jumpstart a lesson or unit on transportation and aviation!
Reviewer’s Name: Nadeline Fleischer