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Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Paradeby Melissa Sweet
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Everyones a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these "upside-down puppets"? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations, Caldecott Honor 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 Macys Parade. Winner of the 2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award.
It's playtime at the amusement park, and there arelotsof hugs to go around. From the spinning twirly hug to the playful catch-you hug--and even to the long good-bye hug when nobody wants to leave--each one is a celebration of a friendship and of a special moment.
In this companion book toWon't You Be My Kissaroo?,Joanne Ryder's sweet, lyrical text and Melissa Sweet's snuggly illustrations deliver the perfect book to share with all your favorite hugaroos.
In this sequel to WON'T YOU BE MY KISSAROO?, there are plenty of hugs to go around!
Baby Bear knows that big bears get to haveallthe fun. They get to stay up late, live in toy stores, go exploring by themselves, and eat dessert . . . all day long!and#160;Baby Bear plans to do each of those things--and more--when he grows up. But at the end of the day, even the biggest bearsand#160;still get to come home to telland#160;of their grown-up adventures.
This third Baby Bear collaboration between Jane Yolen and Melissa Sweet is a wonderful tribute to imagination and perfectly captures the spirit of youngsters who wishtheycould make all the rules.
Baby Bear has BIG dreams of being all grown up
What's the best time of day for reading? Well, for Baby Bear it's all day long. From the first wild wake-up book to the last gentle sleepy-time book--and all the adventures in between--each book takes Baby Bear somewhere new and exciting.
In this companion toBaby Bear's Chairs, bestselling author Jane Yolen and award-winning illustrator Melissa Sweet have created a celebration of little bears everywhere, their beloved books, and their carefree imaginations.
With books and his imagination, there's no telling where Baby Bear can go!
Baby Bear is the littlest bear in his family, and sometimes that's not so easy. Mama and Papa Bear get to stay up late in their great big chairs. Big brother gets to play fun games in his middle-sized chair. And Baby Bear only seems to cause trouble in his own tiny chair. But at the end of the day, he finds the oneperfect chair that's comfier and cozier than all the rest.
Bestselling author Jane Yolen and popular illustrator Melissa Sweet have come together to create a lyrical bedtime tale about a baby bear trying to find his place in a family. With a playful rhyming text and adorable, fun illustrations, here is a book for parents and their own baby bears to treasure.
In this sweet, bedtime story, Baby Bear discovers that Papa's lap is the best chair of all!
There are lots of different kinds of kisses--from sticky breakfast kisses to playful "gotcha!" kisses to special birthday cake kisses--and this charming story celebrates them all! Now in a sweet new board book edition, this is just the thing for sharing withyourfavorite kissaroo.
Carmine is a painter, always in search of just the right color (especially anything in the red family) to add to her paintings. So when she and her dog Rufus set off on their bike to Grannys, she is too easily lured by a lovely meadow full of poppies. And, as she begins painting, she is too oblivious to danger lurking along the path.
About the Author
Like Tony Sarg, Melissa Sweet loved to figure out how to make things move as a child. (At age 6 she even took apart her marionettes to figure out how they worked.) Today she still plays with simple materials and constructions in her brilliant mixed-media collage illustrations, for which she has won a Caldecott Honor and two NYTimes Best Illustrated citations. She has also created many popular paper and baby gifts produced by eeBoo and recognizably Sweet. She and her husband and dogs live in the charming seaport town of Rockport, Maine.
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