Visiting the Art Museum

by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

An ingenious light narrative reveals various stages of appreciation, or lack thereof,... read more

An ingenious light narrative reveals various stages of appreciation, or lack thereof, by five differently aged, lively family members during a day trip to a museum. Color photographs of actual art objects from world museums are superimposed on watercolor paintings. All the text appears as dialogue within balloons. A clever final double-page spread shows daily images echoing some of the museum objects. At the end of the book, notes with charts describe the period and art for each fictional gallery. Parents and teachers using this unique book will also be pleased with the list of practical tips for creating an enjoyable museum visit with children. (Ages 5-11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1986

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