Sweet, Melissa. Balloons Over Broadway, 40 pgs. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011. $16.99. Inside cover: “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 wonderful “upside-down marionettes”?” I liked reading this book. I liked that it was a true story. I liked the colorful pictures and learning about the parade. I like history books. This book could be used when talking about traditions and maybe Thanksgiving. Pre-K. EL (K-3). EL. ADVISABLE. Student Reviewed: JL- age 9.