Books by Linda Falken

PUZZLING DOGS by Linda Falken
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"What's 'puzzling' is how this could be regarded as even marginally worthy of its audience or the institution that published it. (Novelty. 3-6)"
A bound album of jigsaw puzzles made from images of dogs found in paintings or other works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read full book review >
NOAH'S ARK by Linda Falken
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Children may need an adult's help to understand the significance of the illustrations, but this thoughtfully designed book deserves attention and a place on the crowded shelf of Noah's Ark retellings. (Picture book/religion. 5-9)"
A wide variety of works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection and those of other museums serve as the illustrations in this retelling of the Old Testament tale of Noah and his Ark. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

This latest entry in the popular Can You Find It? series draws its lively and accessible images from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Between the pages kids will find a wealth of such uniquely American icons as Emanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware, Thomas Hoveden's affecting The Last Moments of John Brown and Grandma Moses's homey Thanksgiving Turkey. Lovers of more contemporary art will enjoy sharing The Photographer, by Jacob Lawrence, Red Grooms's quirky street scene, Chance Encounter at 3 A.M., and textile artist Faith Ringgold's vibrant Story Quilt. Falken easily embraces the now-familiar by-the-numbers approach to the text: "Can you find 1 saxophone, 4 taxicabs…" etc. While some of the paintings and the "hidden" objects are easier than others to decipher, by book's end child readers will have become practiced in looking at and thinking about the details among the widely divergent styles and schools of American art, and their grown-ups will have learned a great new way to engage children in the arts. A terrific entry in a reliable, handsome and affordable series. (Picture book. 4-8) Read full book review >