Balloons Over Broadway

Do you watch the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Have you ever wondered who came up with the idea of including giant balloons and envisioned the science to make them possible?

Balloons Over Broadway, a picture book by Melissa Sweet, tells the story of puppeteer Tony Sarg who was the mastermind behind creating the balloons featured in Macy’s annual parade.

Every year, the Thanksgiving Day Parade adds at least one new balloon; what is your idea for a new balloon? What will the dimensions be? How big of a crew will it need to help it down the parade route?



Enjoy a reading of Balloons Over Broadway on YouTube, or purchase a copy of your own on Amazon.

Thanks to 4-6 Team Teacher Katy Bachman for introducing this book at LGS!

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