Balloons Over Broadway

Other Links & Resources

Book trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtbBQ793xw4

About Melissa Sweet and the book:

Melissa Sweet’s website: http://melissasweet.net/ 

“Five Questions for Melissa Sweet,” a print Hornbook interview:
http://www.hbook.com/2011/11/authors-illustrators/interviews/five-questions-for-melissa-sweet/

Video interview with Melissa Sweet (lots of background noise, but interesting interview)  (7:36 minutes): http://www.hbook.com/2012/07/authors-illustrators/interviews/melissa-sweet-live-five-questions/

“A Conversation with Melissa Sweet, Author of Balloons over Broadway.”  (print interview):
http://delightfulchildrensbooks.com/2012/09/24/melissa-sweet/

Information about the design of Balloons over Broadway:
http://designofthepicturebook.com/2012/07/11/balloons-over-broadway/

About Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:

Official Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade website:
http://social.macys.com/parade2012_kaws/?cm_mmc=VanityUrl-_-parade-_-n-_-n#/home

Scroll down for some Macy’s parade footage and for photos of Tony Sarg and some of his creations:
http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=2245

Three videos for children about the Macy’s Day Parade, including one which shows how the huge balloons are made today:
http://www.history.com/videos/thanksgiving-day-parade-tech#thanksgiving-day-parade-tech

Other related websites:

How helium balloons work:
http://www.howstuffworks.com/helium.htm

Website with lots of links to informational sites about puppets and puppetry (scroll down):
http://www.sagecraft.com/puppetry/

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