If you are a fan of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade you will love this book! And if you aren’t a fan, you will probably still enjoy it. I am embarrassed to admit this but our girls still haven’t seen the Macy’s parade due to our Turkey Day travels, but they love reading this book all year long! (Don’t worry, this year I tivo-ed the parade for us).
This book tells the story of Tony Sarg who designed the original Macy’s parade and how he came to invent the giant balloons we see today. Much of the art mimics his studio and projects. My girls love talking about the pictures and what each little piece means. I love that a non-fiction books encourages such creativity and demonstrates the power of imagination.
Like I said, we actually read this book all year long. And we were so inspired by it that when focusing on The Very Hungry Caterpillar we made the caterpillar puppet from the book.