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Visiting the Art Museum (Picture Puffin Books) Paperback – June 26, 1992


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 80L (What's this?)
  • Series: Picture Puffin Books
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (June 26, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140548203
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140548204
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 10 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,608,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ~ Echesketch on April 21, 2001
Format: School & Library Binding
This is an EXCELLENT book for children as well as parents. It covers artwork from New Guinea to Mexico, artists such as Renoir, Cassatt, Rousseau, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Pollack, Picasso and Warhol, silver items by Paul Revere and various sculptures. Works from Primitive to Twentieth Century. A must-have book for parents who wish to share their enthusiasm, and prepare their children for a visit to the art museum.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By AK on October 10, 2005
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The idea for this book is cute. In the story a family decides to visit the art museum (presumably for the first time) and the book follows their visit through the museum with complaints and good times. Even though there are complaints in the beginning, everyone is glad they visited the museum in the end. The book is very low on actual content. The writing is done through the bubbles of each person speaking. There is no real information about the art or a museum and how to visit one. Since I have worked for art museums most of my life, I would have like to see something with more helpful information or some educational content along with the fun conversation between the family members otherwise when you have read it once, there is no reason to ever pick it up again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Virginia on February 26, 2010
Format: Paperback
I grew up looking at the pictures in (and later reading) this book. I loved it so much, and I still think about it at age 20! Definitely got me very interested in art and I'm still an artist today!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sean Houston on December 24, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My daughter has been looking for tis book to replace a lost copy for 15 year!!!! IT was her favourite bedtime story and has lured her into an Honours Degree in Ancient History and Archaeology. Hooray We now have a beautiful hardback. Recommend for any young reader.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Renée Butcher on September 8, 2008
Format: Paperback
Following a family on their first trip to the art museum (Son: "I can't go. "Dinosaurs and Dragons" is on! Dad: "You're going." Sound familiar?) this book takes the reader on a relatable, humorous field trip. The art is introduced by degrees, and in the end, everyone is nearly ecstatic that they went. Beginning with primitive art, the reader follow the family through Egyptian artifacts, Greek statues ("Wow! A nude Frisbee player.), European Arms and Armor, the Renaissance, Impressionism, up through Andy Warhol. Of particular interest to parents and educators, the "More About the Art" section in the back gives descriptions and brief explanations of each of the specific pieces of art depicted in the book, and offers tips for enjoying an art museum.

Marc Brown's soft, colored-pencil and watercolor illustrations are carefully, thoughtfully drawn. Each page features at least one real, specific piece of art which has either been rendered in illustration with careful attention to detail, or, if the publisher was able to acquire printing rights (a sticky wicket in the case of famous art), they have been printed as photographs within the illustration. For example, in the Renaissance Gallery, a photograph of the actual painting "The Battle of San Romano" by Paolo di Dono is shown, but a rendering based on the painting "Saint George and the Dragon" by Raphael is used.

This book is in no way a comprehensive art study, nor was it intended to be: thirty-two pages is not a lot of space to cover an entire art museum, but if the goal is to educate children and (hopefully) inspire them to go to a real art museum, then Visiting the Museum succeeds admirably on both counts.
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