Balloons Over Broadway

by Melissa Sweet
Overall: 3 out of 5 stars

Category: Orbis Pictus

Personal Evaluation: I actually thought the wacky font was distracting and I missed parts of the text because it did not stand out enough for me. I thought the drawings were great, though, and the topic was one of interest to many people but something that they probably rarely thought about: how the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade came to be. It seemed like Sweet did a lot of research and has a personal interest in this topic, which came through.

What might interest children: Who doesn’t love balloons?! It’s a simple story but well-told and illustrated.

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