Saturday, April 6, 2013

Children's Book Review: The Museum by Susan Verde, Art by Peter H. Reynolds

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. (Goodreads)

I picked this book up from work from our Abrams Publishing Rep. I am a huge fan of Peter H. Reynolds' art. He has done the art for many books I have on my shelf for my son. His art is whimsical and sweet. He brings the story to life so perfectly which each author he pairs up with. Susan Verde's words about a young girl's experience touring a museum are right on. She portrays the emotions that art can make us feel. The story also brings up the importance of creativity and expressing yourself.

My son and I read it last night and he really enjoyed it. Sweet message and beautiful art work. Recommended to read to any child ages 3 to 10.

Author Website:
Susan Verde

Illustrator Website:
Peter H. Reynolds

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child 


Tales of Whimsy said...

This looks SO mega cute. I love it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. You know I love whimsical.