4/3/2021 16 Comments
BETSY’S RAINBOW BALLOONS
BETSY’S RAINBOW BALLOONS
Donna O’Donnell Figurski
Betsy held onto her rainbow balloons. I’m not sharing a single one, she thought.
Betsy bounced through the park.
Tomas fell off the swing.
Just ONE, thought Betsy and gave Tomas a red balloon.
Betsy skipped toward the library.
Millie cried next to her twisted bike surrounded by her library books.
Just ONE, thought Betsy and gave Millie an orange balloon.
Keneisha tumbled into a puddle–yellow balloon.
Liam lost his Frisbee–green balloon.
Akiko slipped on a plum skin–blue balloon.
Lyla dropped her lollipop–indigo balloon.
Nico lost his soccer ball–violet balloon.
When Betsy got home, she only had a rainbow-colored balloon left. MINE! she thought. All MINE! I’m NOT
NOPE! Not ever!
But when Betsy saw her little sister cooing, giggling, and grabbing at her last balloon, Betsy giggled and said,
“Bella, I’ll share my rainbow balloon with you anytime.”
And she did!
4/4/2021 04:57:16 am
Love this, Donna! Good luck. :)
4/4/2021 02:01:44 pm
Becky, thanks so much. I decided to enter at the last moment. Crossing fingers.
4/5/2021 06:47:17 pm
Katie, thanks so much for commenting. You completely understand Betsy.
4/5/2021 08:14:20 am
So sweet. What a wonderful story. Good luck!
4/5/2021 06:49:03 pm
Susan Summers, I really appreciate your reading and commenting on BETSY'S RAINBOW BALLONS. It was write to dream up.
4/6/2021 05:52:52 am
This is so sweet. I also love how you wove in the color theme!
4/6/2021 10:09:54 pm
Laurie Carmody, I really appreciate your reading my story, BETSY'S RAINBOW BALLOONS. I'm glad you noticed the rainbow-colored balloons.
4/9/2021 02:45:35 pm
What a great story to start the season of Spring. I loved how caring and giving the main character was portrayed throughout. Even though Betsy was a fictional character, we all can lessons from her. While teaching lessons of sharing and caring, makes a fantastic bedtime storybook for our little ones.
4/14/2021 06:17:05 pm
4/13/2021 10:05:54 pm
Aw so sweet! Thank you for sharing this sweet story for the spring fling Kidlit contest!
4/14/2021 06:14:51 pm
Kaitlyn L. Sanchez,
4/25/2021 05:44:53 pm
Love, love, love Betsy's precious heart!
4/25/2021 05:47:33 pm
4/30/2021 07:03:06 am
I appreciate the diversity in the characters.
4/30/2021 05:06:26 pm
Kiersten, it's so important for children to see themselves in books. It's an author's responsibility to make that happen.
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