Monday, January 9, 2012

Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Week #2- Balloons Over Broadway

What a treat!  A Thanksgiving book that doesn't involve turkeys!  Thank you, Melissa Sweet, for doing what nonfiction authors do best - providing readers with great information in a creative way!

Balloons Over Broadway takes readers back into time, to the beginnings of the famous Macy's Parade.   It's a nostalgic look at  how Tony Sarg's puppets evolved into the giant balloons every kid in America eagerly watches before their turkey dinner emerges from the oven.  Sweet effectively combines traditional watercolor illustrations with cut paper, collage, and photographs.  This is definitely one to add to the shelf!

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