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Author:
Verde, Susan/ Reynolds, Peter H. (ILT)
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781629239620
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Summary

Summary

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.


Summary

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.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

When I see a work of art, something happens in my heart. So begins the journey of a young girl through a museum where the pictures she sees set off a whirlwind of emotions. The Starry Night gets her all twirly-whirly, twinkly, sparkly, super swirly. Munch's The Scream is frightful. But it's the huge blank canvas on the wall that stops her in her tracks. What does it mean? Is it a joke? But when she closes her eyes, the girl sees colors and shapes in her head and realizes she can create a picture with her own ideas and imagination. The rhymed text captures the excitement of a being sparked by art, though the poetry is forced at times. Reynolds' breezy pictures overcome the shortcomings in ink drawings touched with colors that have their own twirly, whirly movement. Set against crisp white pages, both the girl and the pictures she views stand out. A note about the pictures and artists the book references would have added to the book's usefulness, but still, this is a fun read-aloud.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

"When I see a work of art,/ something happens in my heart./ I cannot stifle my reaction./ My body just goes into action." A girl in pigtails embodies the emotions elicited by the paintings she sees, leaping, twirling, giggling, and-inspired by the famous Munch work-even shrieking, as she tours a museum gallery filled with European and American masterpieces. The spirals of Starry Night make her spin, cubist portraits cause her to pull ugly faces ("He did it first!"), and Rodin's Thinker moves her to sit and "analyze/ the whos and whats and wheres and whys." An expanse of blank, white canvas puzzles her until she understands it as an invitation to project her own mental state onto it: "No longer blank,/ it's my creation.../ I am feeling such elation!" Reynolds's (Sky Color) swooping, calligraphic ink drawings give the pages balletic charm. The girl and her surroundings are rendered in light washes, while the paintings' colors are full and intense. Debut author Verde makes an engaging case for understanding art as an experience rather than an object. Ages 3-7. Agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

K-2-As a young girl tours an art museum, she notices an unexpected string of feelings begin to bubble inside that she "cannot stifle." Each work of art ignites a reaction: tippy-toes, twirly-whirly, fright then appetite, and wonder about the whos and whys. When she is presented with an empty canvas, it inspires her to use her mind's eye to create the greatest picture of all. The collaboration of a delightful story, the colorful recreated masterpieces, and the soundtrack are sure to spark plenty of conversations, inspire a personal work of art, and perhaps encourage a visit a local art museum. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.