A Tale of Five Balloons / Ruth Miriam "And suddenly... BOOM! Thresh! What happened? The balloon exploded, the balloon was torn. Don't be sorry Ruth! The same thing happened to Ron - that's the end of every balloon." Five children, five balloons and a cat, in a simple and touching story that accompanied our childhood, and taught us to deal with the end of balloons and other ends, and let's not forget Ora Eyal's charming illustrations!