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Lost balloons. Melted ice cream. Babysitters. Life as a kid can be pretty daunting. But don't let these troubles get you down. With the right attitude, a hurdle can become a hammock and an obstacle can become an opportunity! Veteran picture book creator Jarrett J. Krosoczka teaches kids to look on the bright side of things. With lively illustrations and spot-on humor, It's Tough to Lose Your Balloon champions resilience and helps children navigate childhood indignities while making them laugh at the same time.

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Jarrett J. Krosoczka (born December 22, 1977 in Worcester, MA) is the author and illustrator of a number of picture books. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, he received his first book contracts six months after graduation. He had been submitting for two years at that point, submitting his first book to a publisher during his junior year. His first book, Good Night, Monkey Boy was published on June 12, 2001 by Random House. Krosoczka was also an instructor at Montserrat College of Art for four years. In 2003, Krosoczka was chosen by Print as one of their 20 top new visual artists under 30. He got married in September 2007.

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