A major Hollywood star who parents also recognize as a bestselling children's book author and entertainer, John Lithgow knows how to hold the attention of kids aged three to twelve. In his latest book, John flexes his creative muscles and shows how any average day can be transformed into a terrific celebration with just a little bit of planning. Each activity includes an indication of what ages can play, supplies needed, and approximate cost, running time--plus Extrapaloozas (variations) and sidebars with other relevant activities, songs, or literary references, and suggested reading. All are designed to be painless and parent-free (if desired).
Here readers will find paloozas that are ways to celebrate something common in a unique way. Map commemorates Columbus Day with an emphasis on the magic of maps. Shortest Day welcomes the first day pf winter, and Beatlemania plans a range of events centered on the British invasion. From Deep Blue Sea (on Jacques Cousteau's birthday) to Opening Day (fun with words), John Lithgow reminds us that there's always a palooza waiting to be had...any day, every day.