Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards))
2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal Winner Winner of the 2012 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Everyone’s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these “upside-down puppets”? Meet Tony... show more
2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal Winner Winner of the 2012 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Everyone’s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these “upside-down puppets”? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations, the award-winning artist Melissa Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America—the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy’s Parade.
Publish date: 2011-11-01
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
Wonderful picture book biography! The mixed media, collage style illustrations are interesting and unique. I really enjoyed learning about Tony Sarg and how the Macy's Parade took off with his amazing work and dedication.
Wonderful illustrations tell the story of Tony Sarg who was the puppeteer responsible for the huge balloons that decorate the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and have done so since 1928. Sibert Award Winner 2012.
There's something that is especially compelling to me about a book that is both written and illustrated by one person. Balloons Over Broadway is such a story and Melissa Sweet is such an author/illustrator.Sweet uses scraps to make her book, scraps of stories and scraps of real objects and even scra...
Balloons over Broadway has been on and off of my "to read" shelf about ten times. It keeps popping (no pun intended) up as a recommendation to me, it has made my Best non-fiction picture books list, and it's averaged 4.16 stars as of this review. So of course, I've added this book to my "to read" ...
I enjoyed it, but I would have liked it to be more informative.