Arthur Wants a Balloon deals with a parent's depression and portrays a child's way of helping his father to cope.
'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.
Elizabeth (Liz) Gilbert Bedia grew up in rural northern Illinois surrounded by fields, blue sky and animals. She went on to become an elementary school teacher, teaching those with special needs, and later worked as an audiologist. While raising her children, she returned to her creative roots and started writing books for children. Liz lives in central Iowa with her husband, two teenagers, and two enormous dogs.
After studying graphic design in her homeland of Mexico,Erika Meza moved to Paris for art college at the prestigious L'Ecole nationale superieure des Arts Decoratifs. Here, she honed her artistic flair, developed a taste for chocolate eclairs and enjoyed 2am bike rides by the river. Erika now lives in the UK, with her cat. She practises with ink, gouaches, and watercolour pencils. She's also an author, children's illustrator, and university lecturer.
Children's, Teenage & educational