Anna at the Art Museum by Hazel Hutchins & Gail Herbert, Illustrated by Lil Crump
Art is for everyone—even a bored little girl.
Going to the art museum with her mom is no fun at all for Anna. Everything is old and boring and there are so many rules: Don’t touch! Do not enter! Quiet!
A half-open door draws Anna’s attention, but this time, a guard surprises her by inviting her to go in. Here she finds a “secret workshop” where paintings are being cleaned and repaired. Staring out from one of the canvases is a girl who looks grumpy and bored—just like Anna herself. With the realization that art often imitates life, Anna discovers the sheer joy to be had from the paintings on the wall.
Filled with representations of paintings from many world-class galleries, this charming book is the perfect prelude to a child’s first visit to an art museum.
Contains art reproductions from the Met, the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), the National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), the National Gallery (London UK), and more. A full listing is included.
Interest Age 4-7 | Grade P-2 | 9 x 9 | 36 Pages | 2018
Themes: exploration; art; art history; self-discovery; imagination; growth; painting; art appreciation; creativity; museum