Monday, October 02, 2006

Recommended title: You can't take a balloon into The Metropolitan Museum


You can't take a balloon into The Metropolitan Museum
by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman ; pictures by Robin Preiss Glasser.
Dial, 1998 or Puffin, 2001

Subjects
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction; Balloons -- Fiction ; Stories without words
ISBN: 0803723016

I am currently in the throes of my first post-natal work-at-home deadlines so posting will likely be a bit sporadic in the coming weeks. It is at the moment 3:30 AM and I just submitted my first draft of the online course content I'm writing. Ah, the nostalgia of the collegiate all-nighter.

That done I suppose I can -- in good conscience -- throw up a little post. Here's a title p-man and the girl picked up on their last trip to the library. It is our first real story-without-words book and Miss Fancy loves it. Check it out at your local library. We have been telling this tale of the little girl and her grandma again-and-again (like we have a choice). I recently told it from the perspective of the balloon, fun. A while back I misspoke and called it "You can't take a balloon into The Metropolitan Museum of Art" and now bossy boots corrects anyone who overlooks the 'of Art!!!' part. P-man has spiced up the story for Mom with his patented characterization of 'the man with the large instrument'.

ps.. thanks to the Tompkins County Public Library for the following synopsis of the book on their summer booklist of art in kids lit.

In this wordless story, a young girl and her grandmother view works inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, while the balloon she has been forced to leave outside floats around New York City causing a series of mishaps that mirror scenes in the museum's artworks.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Crunchy Carpets said...

We need to get Adam of his non fiction preferences...right now bedtime reading is the National Geographic Atlas of Dinosaurs!

Caity 'reads' them too!

4:22 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

They also wrote "You Can't Take a Balloon into The National Gallery" and "... Museum of Fine Arts" which may interest DC or Boston residents... I love all 3!

6:16 PM  
Anonymous CroutonBoy said...

The man with the large instrument...

funny

10:29 AM  

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