Eli’s Balloon is a fun story based on a little boy’s belief that he could be anything he wanted to be, even a balloon.
Did you know?
- “Eli” is a real boy! The story of Eli’s balloon was inspired by the author’s youngest son (pictured above) who announced to everyone on a microphone that one day he could be a balloon. Kids say the darnedest things.
- The story takes place when Eli was five years old. Today, “Eli” is a high schooler. Time flies when you’re having as much fun as “Eli”.
- “Eli” has an older brother. His brother actually played a season of flag football as a kid which is captured in one of the illustrations.
- “Eli” loves sports. His favorite sports are soccer, basketball, and football.
Share with Eli
Read the questions below and type your answers in the space provided under each question. “Eli” (and the author) would love to hear from you. Be sure to get your parent(s) permission before responding.