Reviews for Extreme Balloon Tying : More Than 40 Over-the-top Projects

Booklist Reviews 2007 August #1
In this sturdy paperback, the authors of The Ultimate Balloon Book (2001) team up again to show readers how to make balloon figures. After an introduction to materials comes a detailed section on techniques that demonstrates a surprisingly wide variety of twists as well as a few locks and specialty shapes. Finally, the book offers complete, step-by-step directions for a variety of appealing projects, illustrated with exceptionally precise drawings and color photos. The level-of-difficulty rankings should help beginners choose projects they can handle straight away, such as the octopus or brontosaurus, rather than tackling the skateboarder, human skeleton, or dog with google eyes. The practical approach and encouraging tone of the text make all things seem possible for children willing to follow the instructions and, of course, practice. A useful, colorful guide. Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.

School Library Journal Reviews 2007 October

Gr 4 Up-- For people fascinated with balloons and their sculptural possibilities, this book, illustrated with color photos and diagrams, is a great resource. Through step-by-step instructions, novices are taken from basic techniques (inflating, twisting, and tying) to large and small multi-balloon creations in the form of animals, holiday decorations, fruits and flowers, and even a skeleton. There are also instructions for putting items inside balloons. Whether for entertaining, decoration, programming, or home enjoyment, this book guarantees fun for a wide range of ages.--Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, NJ

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