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Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet
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Mar 01, 13

it was amazing
bookshelves: biography-award-winners, sibert-award-nonfiction, prek-2-nonfiction-read-aloud
Read in March, 2012

This book is just so well written and designed and formatted. It would make a great read aloud and don't forget to read aloud the additional notes at the end. That's where you'll find out that one of Tony Sarg's apprentices was Bil Baird who designed the marionette show for The Sound of Music and one of Baird's apprentices was Jim Henson!

I think after a primary grade teacher or parent reads this aloud to a child, the child will pick it up again and again. There is so much to learn from Sweet's illustrations and art as well as the text.

Won ALA's Sibert Award 2012
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