Inspired by the balloons at my grandchild's first birthday party, this story of a boy who bought one balloon too many should interest all children who love balloons. As in The Cat Who Loved Hats, there is a moral for those who wish to find it. But this story of a small boy and his balloons, colourfully illustrated by Keya Rahman and Aolad Hossain, is primarily meant to encourage children to read by appealing to their spirit of adventure. - Niaz Zaman
Niaz Zaman has edited several anthologies, including Selected Stories from Bangladesh, 1971 and After, The Escape and Other Stories. Her study of the Partition, A Divided Legacy: The Partition in Selected Novels of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, won the Atwar Hussain Award of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh and the National Archives Award. She was consulting editor, Arts and Humanities for Banglapedia and editor of the Bangladesh Journal of American Studies.