It’s time for the annual Israel parade in New York City. The entire Goldberg family travels into Manhattan to watch. From behind the barricades, little Meg Goldberg imagines actually being part of the parade — from marching with the mayor, to playing the bagpipes, to being crowned Grand Marshal. There’s not a whole lot to the story, which takes place largely in Meg’s head. But the bouncy, rhyming couplets are appealing and the illustrations are bright and happy; it captures the flavor and gives a nice salute to the yearly event.
Recommended for ages 3 – 8.