Meg Goldberg on Parade
New York City’s Israel Parade is extra special this year for ‘timid and small’ Meg Goldberg. This shy little girl with a big imagination finds plenty of ways to join the fun—and maybe, just maybe, earn the Grand Marshal’s crown.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
Author: Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum
Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum has an MA from Bank Street College of Education, and lives in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, with her husband and kids. Her previous children's books include A Grandma Like Yours/A Grandpa Like Yours.
Illustrator: Christopher Lyles
Christopher Lyles spends much of his time working in a variety of media. He has contributed to children's publications, greeting cards, editorial illustrations, and gallery installations. Chris lives in the small town of Simsbury, Connecticut with his wife and their dog Riley. He loves to hike, travel, and teach art to children. His illustrations have been recognized by The Society of Illustrators in Los Angeles and American Illustration.
“You don’t have to be a New Yorker to enjoy Meg Goldberg on Parade.” — AJL Reviews
“Using rhyming couplets, Rosenbaum introduces readers to the annual Celebrate Israel Parade, held every spring in New York City. Meg and her family drive in from the suburbs and watch from the sidelines, until the wind magically sweeps Meg up high, giving her a chance to participate in all the day’s events. She marches with the mayor, floats with the balloons, folk dances with the ladies, carries an Israeli flag, and leads a Yemenite band. Finally, she is crowned grand marshal and invited back for the following year. Lyles’ colorful mixed-media artwork makes good use of collage in recreating New York City’s Upper East Side. And while his style is reminiscent of greeting card art, the rich color palette is pleasing and conveys all the story details. Appended with additional information about the parade, this should make a useful addition to Judaica collections, especially those near New York City.” — Booklist Online
“Rosenbaum’s rhyming couplets establish a light and festive mood, while Lyles’ digitally enhanced collage art presents cheerful scenes of Fifth Avenue and parade participants. Readers in search of an upbeat slice of New York City life will find it here.” — Kirkus Reviews