This is the true story of how the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade started having giant floating characters in the sky. Tony Sarg is the creator of the balloons, but that is not where he started. He liked marionettes and wanted to make them when he grew up, but by the time he was ready to set out on his own, there was not a need for marionettes. He started making his own puppets and created a show with them. After he moved to New York, he was contacted by Macys. He then began to make his puppets for their store windows and parades. Every year he would try to make them better until finally he created the giant balloons that we see today. This book shows how perseverance will pay off. Even though Tony Sarg loved something of the past, he was still able to make it work for him. He was able to keep this treasure alive so that future generations can enjoy it. The story is very interesting and the illustrations grab your attention. This is an excellent picture book for older children.