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Description - Museum by Susan Verde

When I see a work of art, something happens in my heart!
As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of the art museum, she finds herself on an exciting adventure. Each piece of art evokes something new inside of her: silliness, curiosity, joy, and ultimately inspiration. When confronted with an empty white canvas, she is energized to create and express herself-which is the greatest feeling of all.
With exuberant illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds, The Museum playfully captures the many emotions experienced through the power of art, and each child's unique creative process.

Praise for The Museum
"Verde and Reynolds deliver a simple premise with a charming payoff... this "twirly-whirly" homage to a museum is, on balance, a sweet-natured and handsome celebration."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Debut author Verde makes an engaging case for understanding art as an experience rather than an object."
-Publishers Weekly

"The rhymed text captures the excitement of a being sparked by art."
-Booklist

"Communicates a fresh, playful, childlike perspective on art and normalizes childlike responses to it. The idea that posing, laughing, and curious questions are all appropriate museum behavior may be a new one for both children and parents, and knowing this is sure to make for more enjoyable museum visits."
-School Library Journal

"For parents who have trouble communicating the excitement of art to their children, The Museum can serve as the starting point for a conversation. The book is also a wonderful reminder of visual art's power to encourage and empower self-expression. Children and adults will finish this book excited about their next art experience, and perhaps tempted to dance through the halls of a museum in the near future."
-Bookpage

"This playful picture book pays tribute to the joyous effect art can have on the viewer."
-Shelf-Awareness

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781419705946
ISBN-10: 1419705946
Format: Hardback
(249mm x 248mm x 12mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Abrams
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Susan Verde

Susan Verde is a first time author. Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator behind the mega selling Judy Moody and Stink series, as well as many other bestselling and award winning picture books that he has written and illustrated, including The Dot (winner of the Christopher Award) and Ish. He is also the director of Fablevision, a multi media studio that creates award winning websites, games, interactive graphic novels, museum kiosks and apps.

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