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Holidays, birthdays -- whatever the reason you decide to whoop it up, there's a palooza for it!
John Lithgow -- star of stage, screen, and television and bestselling children's book author -- has spent years perfecting the art of the palooza. A palooza is an invitation to a creative adventure, a jumping-off point for making your own fun. All twelve months of the year are loaded with opportunities to palooza. Sure, you can celebrate all the familiar holidays and birthdays the way you always have. Or you can turn those days -- and every other day -- into something special: a real wingding of a palooza!
This book is packed with fifty-two of John's easy and original celebrations for kids ages three through twelve. Each palooza costs little to nothing, and if you learn a little about art or music or food or philosophy along the way, hey, who's complaining! So turn off the TV, roll up your sleeves, and dive into:
Beatlemania: Plunge into the exuberance and musical genius of the Beatles and have a party no one will ever forget.
Opening Day: The first day of the baseball season signals a new beginning and the chance for a family of fans to invent a new tradition.
National Bubble Day: Yes, it really is on January 8, but you can stage this party any day of the year.
Tilting at Windmills: Make like the madcap adventurer Don Quixote on Miguel de Cervantes's birthday.
Lithgow Party Paloozas! shows us how to make holidays unique and birthdays original -- and how to party with a palooza every day of the year.
A lollapalooza is something outstanding of its kind. And anyone who's looking for party ideas beyond the Pokemon or Power Puff Girls variety can find a bit of the unusual in Lithgow Party Palooza!. A major Hollywood star who parents also recognize as a bestselling children's book author and entertainer. John Lithgow knows how to hold the attention of kids aged three to twelve. In his latest book, John tlexes his creative muscles and shows how any average day can be transformed into a terrific celebration with just a little bit of planning. Each activity includes an indication of what ages can play, supplies needed, and approximate cost, running time--plus Extrapaloozas (variations) and sidebars with other relevant activities, songs or literary references, and suggested reading. All are designed to be painless and parent-free (if desired). Here readers will find paloozas that are ways to celebrate something common in a unique way. Map commemorates Columbus Day with an emphasis on the magic of maps. Shortest Day welcomes the first day of winter, and Beatlemania plans a range of events centered on the British invasion. From Deep Blue Sea (on Jacques Cousteau's birthday) to Opening Day (first day of baseball season in April) to Dictionary Day (fun with words). John Lithgow reminds us that there's always a palooza waiting to be had...any day, every day.
From Deep Blue Sea (on Jacques Cousteau's birthday) to Opening Day (first day of baseball season in April) to Dictionary Day (fun with words), Lithgow reminds readers that there's always a palooza waiting to be had . . . any day, every day.