Balloons Over Broadway
By Melissa Sweet
Finally, an artistic, entertaining biography that deserves the attention of your kids. This is the story of Tony Sarg, the man behind the legendary Macy’s Thanksgiving parade. For the art in the book, award-winning Melissa Sweet re-created some of the original objects from Sarg’s collection, using photographs, drawings and collage to tell us how the puppeteer created the floats we see every year. Children will marvel at Sarg’s wit and relish the thought that maybe one day, they too can come up with an idea that big and playful.