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Follow Gordon the Balloon on his adventures around the world; learning new things, meeting people and avoiding all the dangers which come with being a balloon. Gordon is having a great time travelling with the circus when a storm hits their ship, leaving them stranded on an island! What will they do? Lost in the middle of the ocean and with no means of escape, it's up to Gordon to save the day.
The bestselling, award-winning Sue and Paul bring their brilliant comedic talents to this incredibly child-friendly idea that has the possibility to develop into a wider series.

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13th July '18
I read it to FreddyBoggis aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Another really great book by Sue hendra, a fun story with really colourful bright illustration's. Gordon the balloon goes to balloon school to learn how to be the best balloon. Then he ends up on a fun adventure, as a magicians assistant, a circus balloon and more. My little boy really enjoyed this book with a fun ending.
9th August '17
I read it to Jaanu aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Funny and well written book about the life of a balloon. Cool illustrations!
5th November '16
I read it to Daniel aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We loved Barry the fish with fingers and had very high hopes for this book and it didn't disappoint! It was very funny and we were so pleased that Gordon saved the day! Another great book we have added to our bookshelf! :)
19th October '16
I read it to Ibby aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
The is a really sweet story about a balloon and how it goes from being in a packet to all the adventures he experiences in a bid to stay safe and avoid bursting! My son really enjoyed the story and even said the adventures were 'super cool'! The illustrations are great - bright and colourful, which my son enjoyed a lot. He was impressed by a clever plot twist involving a hot air balloon. The ending was also good fun! Highly recommend it! :)
26th October '16
I read it to Emily aged 6 aged 6 & to Liam aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
My children love Sue Hendra books and this was no dissapointment. Gordon is a balloon who graduates from balloon school and then ends up on adventures, each time needing to escape to avoid being burst!! My children were gripped, desperate to know if he'd get popped! 
26th October '16
I read it to Ragdollkhanbaby aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This is a wonderful and colourful little book with a lovely storyline. Follow Gordon on his travels avoiding getting popped along the way. Great illustrations and tension at the end, does Gordon survive or does he go pop!! My son loved the excitement of this book and it certainly sparked the imagination and interactive play with a balloon. Highly recommended.  
6th May '17
I read it to GCR13 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
We love this book! Georgie was given it for her birthday but we've only just discovered it and now it is a nightly favourite and was even taken into school! 
This author is so clever at building up the tension and making the reader think that the main character is going to be hurt, but then turning it all around without scaring the child who is reading. 
A great book!
20th October '16
I read it to Brobee aged 4 aged 4 & to Toodee aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
This book really makes us laugh out loud! Gordon's near misses with various prickly items are so funny; how many friends do you make who have porcupines as pets?? We love the story, which tells us about Gordon's life and his adventures and completely adore the colourful illustrations. We've loved reading Sue Hendra's other stories and think this might be our favourite!
2nd June '17
I read it to PJ aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
We love the story of Gordon's Great Escape, it is well written and has a real moment of despair when we thought that Gordon hadn't made it to the end of the story.  The whole family have really enjoyed reading this to my daughter!
23rd August '18
I read it to LA12 aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Leo really enjoyed following Gordon the balloon on his adventures from in his packet to balloon school where he learnt all about avoiding the dangers that come with being a balloon. He loved the familiar Hendra/Linnet text and illustrations which give the story a great flow. 
15th April '17
I read it to Bob2 aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Another fab book by Sue Hendra! My 5 year old son enjoys all of her books, and this was no exception. It follows the cute story about a balloon who tries very hard not to be popped! He also helps his friends to be rescued from an island - gorgeous double page picture for this! Great for a boy or girl from 3-6. 
1st October '17
I read it to Flynn aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
We have read a few different books by Sue Hendra and love every one of them. The book has some very bright and colourful illustrations and a great main character. You get to watch Gordon the balloon as he grows up. After starting off in his packet he slowly starts to grow up and go to balloon school and then go to his very first party. There he meets Penny who befriends him and takes him everywhere and then Gordon's adventures start. This book is very sweet and very funny. We loved it!
29th October '16
I read it to Nutmeg aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Me and my daughters love sue hendra and we all love this,it's a loverly story about a balloon that leaves school and tries not to get burst.i must read 
23rd October '16
I read it to Lil aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
This book is brilliant. Really fun story about a adventure of a balloon, facing all the dangers that balloons face, The balloon is a really great character and very friendly. The book is lovely and colourful. A great read that kids will love. 
28th November '16
I read it to BellaCam aged 5 aged 5 & to LeoCam aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
We love Norman the slug.... who is also written by Sue Hendra so couldn't wait to read this book. It certainly did not disappoint. It's a sweet tale about Gordon the balloon's life story, from balloon packet to balloon school, followed by his quest to avoid being popped by various hazards along the way. As always, the illustrations are fantastic. Although it's not our favourite Sue Hendra book it's a lovely story all the same.
5th June '17
I read it to Squirt aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This was such a funny book! I read it with a group of 3/4 year olds and they all thought it was hilarious. Gordon goes on a big adventure with the danger of popping along the way. We loved the little details in the pictures, which were bright and colourful. It is a well thought out story that kept everyone entertained and interested until the end. Lots of fun. 
21st November '16
I read it to ZCo aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
My daughter aged 5 choose this book at a school book fair because she liked the look of the illustrations. She really enjoyed the story - it has a tiny element of 'mild peril' when the balloon nearly gets popped but it all ends well!
19th October '16
I read it to mynameselise aged 11 months aged 0
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4 stars
The book has large pictures, which my 11 month old loved. The storyline was easy to follow, and had enough excitement to keep her entertained. I liked the comedy factor of the book. I know that she will be able to enjoy this as she gets older too. I also liked the way it showed the dangers of popping a balloon, but in a fun way. A story and a lesson in one :)
30th June '18
I read it to mrwilford aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
My little ones love balloons so I thought I would buy them this book. It's about a balloon who almost gets burst many times in the course of this life but never does. He does save the day by getting some help for some people. It's a silly book but fun. 
27th October '16
I read it to Jakeydoo aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
A fun new addition to the World of Sue Hendra collection. We enjoyed reading about Gordon's adventures together – Gordon at balloon school was my son's favourite page! The book will bear countless readings. There was a small error in the story, though.
18th July '18
I read it to ES aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
Really funny book with the usual humour and powerful illustrations from the award winning team. Tells the story of a balloon that keeps encountering spiky things and keeps evading the inevitable pop! Really fun, my kids loved it!!!
28th June '18
I read it myself (an adult) , to Gymnastjay aged 5 aged 5 & to Year 1kw aged 5 to 6
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3 stars
A simple, bright colourful tale which engages young children. Most suited to pre-school age group. 
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