Melissa Sweet Author Visit

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Author Visit Presentation Details

Friday, September 6th

8:25-8:45: Kinder & 1st Grade Book Signings in the Library (These students will stay with me and go to the author presentation with me.)


8:45-9:20: K-2 Presentation

Teachers stay for the presentation and have regular Specials in the afternoon


9:30-9:40 2nd Grade Book Signings in the Library (These kids will go from the author presentation to the library with me.)


9:40-10:30: 3-5 Presentation

Teachers will not stay and this will be their Specials time that day.


10:30-10:45: 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Book Signings in the Library (These kids will go from the author presentation to the library with me.)

Bluebonnet Book: Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

Everyone’s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these “upside-down puppets”? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations, the award-winning 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 Macy’s Parade.