cover image Blue Bus, Red Balloon: A Book of Colors

Blue Bus, Red Balloon: A Book of Colors

Brian Biggs. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $7.99 (24p) ISBN 978-0-06-195814-4

Biggs expands on his vehicular Everything Goes series with a focused and fun story that traces the journey of a red balloon after a girl loses it while entering a yellow taxi. The text simply names the vehicles the balloon floats past, including a green van, black sports car (the balloon snags the passenger’s hat as it passes), and white airplane, all rendered in Biggs’s familiar chunky cartooning. The girl peeks out of several vehicles, and Biggs ends with a happy (and colorful) reunion. Simultaneously available: Goodnight Trucks: A Bedtime Book. Up to age 4. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (June)