Lithgow Party Paloozas!: 52 Unexpected Ways to Make a Birthday, Holiday, Or Any Day a Celebration for Kids

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Simon and Schuster, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 243 pages
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Holidays, birthdays -- whatever the reason you decide to whoop it up, there's a palooza for it!

John Lithgow -- star of stage, screen, and television and bestselling children's book author -- has spent years perfecting the art of the palooza. A palooza is an invitation to a creative adventure, a jumping-off point for making your own fun. All twelve months of the year are loaded with opportunities to palooza. Sure, you can celebrate all the familiar holidays and birthdays the way you always have. Or you can turn those days -- and every other day -- into something special: a real wingding of a palooza!

This book is packed with fifty-two of John's easy and original celebrations for kids ages three through twelve. Each palooza costs little to nothing, and if you learn a little about art or music or food or philosophy along the way, hey, who's complaining! So turn off the TV, roll up your sleeves, and dive into:

Beatlemania: Plunge into the exuberance and musical genius of the Beatles and have a party no one will ever forget.

Opening Day: The first day of the baseball season signals a new beginning and the chance for a family of fans to invent a new tradition.

National Bubble Day: Yes, it really is on January 8, but you can stage this party any day of the year.

Tilting at Windmills: Make like the madcap adventurer Don Quixote on Miguel de Cervantes's birthday.

Lithgow Party Paloozas! shows us how to make holidays unique and birthdays original -- and how to party with a palooza every day of the year.


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Lithgow Party Paloozas

User Review  - chris38 -

I was not impressed with the content of this book. I didnt feel the ideas were new or all that fun. Family Funs Party book is sooooooo much betterespecially for younger kids. Read full review

Lithgow party paloozas: 52 unexpected ways to make a birthday, holiday, or any day a celebration for kids

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Children's parties, or the thought of them, can strike terror in the hearts of many otherwise sophisticated and competent adults. A little help in the areas of what to do and how to do it would ... Read full review


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About the author (2005)

John Lithgow was born on October 19, 1945 in Rochester, NY. He went to Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1967. After graduation, Lithgow won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He has won four Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He has also been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. In 2005, he became the first actor ever to deliver a commencement speech at Harvard University. In addition to acting, he is the author of many books for children. He lives in Los Angeles.

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