Dave O'Neill made his published debut with The Boston Balloonies, alongside longtime friend and wordsmith Ed Shankman. Dave has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator since receiving his bachelor of fine arts (BFA) from William Paterson University in 2001. A native of Mount Olive, New Jersey, he now hangs his hat and sharpens his pencils in Montclair. Since Balloonies, he and Shankman have published three more children's titles with Commonwealth Editions.
Reviews - What do customers think about Boston Balloonies?
Fun and friendly storybook. Sep 7, 2008
The Boston Balloonies is a cheery, rhyming children's picturebook about colorful balloon creatures who gallivant about the fine city of Boston and take in its wondrous sights and features. "They drift down the alleys. / They glide up the streets. / They float past the shops / That sell silver and sweets. // And the ones that sell books, / And a few that sell jeans, / And a bunch that are known / For their Boston Baked Beans!" Color illustrations brimming with leap-off-the-page enthusiasm add a special touch of cheer to this fun and friendly storybook.
My kid loves it! Jul 1, 2008
I just bought this book, and my 1 and a half-year old loves it! It's a great price for a hard-cover, and the illustrations are bright and catch my kid's eye.
The text rhymes, so I think that helped hold his attention, as well.
I would say that the target age range for the book would most probably start at around 1.5 and go all the way up through grade school.