Friday, August 31, 2007

Book Recommendation: Museum Trip by Barbara Lehman

Museum Trip is a perfect introduction to art. No words are used in this richly illustrated picture book by Barbara Lehman, and no words are needed. This is fitting since art is better seen than read about.

Lehman’s story follows a boy on a school field trip to the museum. The boy becomes trapped inside an exhibit and must discover the heart of the subject before coming out the other side to rejoin his class. During this journey, he discovers a love of art, something he has in common with the museum curator.

This Caldecott Honor Book and ALA Notable Book (to name only a pair of its many awards) would make a fine addition to any home library. It is a book to be enjoyed over and over again; each read will bring new discoveries and pleasures.

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