You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museumby Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman, Robin Glasser
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While she's in the Metropolitan Museum with her grandmother, a little girl leaves her prized yellow balloon tied to a railing outside. But its string becomes untied, and the balloon embarks on an uproarious journey through New York City. With an ever-increasing cast of wacky urban characters in tow, it soars past a host of landmarks. Eighteen famous paintings and sculptures are reproduced in this delightful, wordless book that explores the magical relationship between art and life.
Katie Casey <%ISBN%>0803723016
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- 11.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.13(d)
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- 5 - 8 Years
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Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman lives in New York City.
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a fun intro to art, art history, genres, techniques, museums and research. kids have to ask questions, compare the book with the artwork, and then talk about what they see. I wish they were more books like this one for other museums or other cultural institutions.
After several 'readings' of this wordless book, my daughter and I took a field trip to New York City in order to visit the Metropolitan Museum. As we entered each gallery, I left it to Martha to spot the works of art depicted in this book. She unerringly picked out painting after painting, having recognized them from Ms. Glasser's illustrations. Each gasp of delight signified another work of art she'd 'discovered', from Washington Crossing the Delaware to Jackson Pollock's Autumn Rhythm (or, as Martha re-titled it, Beautiful Mess). It's easy to imagine this father's pride as his four-year-old spots a Van Gogh from across the room and shouts with joy, 'Vincent!' For children of virtually any age, this book is a tremendous introduction to the world of art. And don't assume your child is too young for such an education. If they can appreciate clever illustrations and an entertaining story, they'll love this book.