Arthur’s papa is gloomy, just like the gray and rainy weather. Arthur really wants a balloon, something to keep his spirits up for Mama. But as they pass the colorful bunch every day, Papa’s answer is always no. When something magical appears at his doorstep one morning, Arthur finds a way to bring a smile to Papa’s face…even if only for a few moments. Balloons for Papa, by Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia, tells the story of a parent’s depression and the small glimmer of hope that shines through the darkness. This beautiful and gentle tale reminds us that even in the worst situations, there is light and love.