Sunday, November 8, 2015

Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet

Sweet, M. (2011). Balloons over Broadway: The true story of the puppeteer of Macy's parade. NY: Houghton

Balloons Over Broadway is the story of the famous puppeteer, Tony Sarg. It begins as a young Tony shows an interest and curiosity for how things are made and how they move. As he grew up, he turned his hobby into a career as a puppet maker. Macy's asked him to create a puppet parade for their story and so the birth of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade came to be.

Balloons Over Broadway is designed in such a delightful way. The book is colorful and full of wonderfully odd illustrations. The illustrations really add to the information that is being provided. There is so much happening on each page that every time you read it you catch something different. The fun colors and layout will definitely spark interest in children. The font is clear and easy to read and the book is generally attractive.

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