Episode: Balloons over Broadway

Welcome back, my dear friends!

Hooray – it’s almost


I hope all of you are counting your BLESSINGS too, just like Oma!

I certainly count each & every one of YOU as my very favorites.

Every Thanksgiving Morning for more than eighty years

mammoth-size balloons have risen to the skies to wobble and sway,

sally and shimmy,

up and down the canyons of New York City.

Just how did this beloved tradition come to Broadway?

Who first invented these wondrous “upside-down marionettes”?

Today’s story tells us all about it!

Balloons over Broadway

Written & Illustrated by

Caldecott Honor Winner

Melissa Sweet

I do hope you’ll join Oma in her Reading Room where you will meet

Tony Sarg: the boy who loved to figure out how things moved –

and who became the puppeteer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Until next time…

remember Oma is sending you her 

hugs and her blessings

I do hope you’ll catch them and hold them 

real tight! 


*Remember – if you would like your very own copy of this WONDERFULLY WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED book, to add to your collection, you can easily purchase one by click here!