CAN YOU FIND IT? by Judith Cressy


Age Range: 5 & up
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It’s Where’s Waldo for the sophisticated set when the Metropolitan Museum puts together a selection of paintings from its collection and asks readers to identify small details in each work of art. The choices are from a wide variety of styles and periods, with subjects ranging from richly clothed revelers in a 19th-century Spanish oil, to a 16th-century painting of the Prince of Wales, to the peasants in a Bruegel, to an Egyptian tomb painting. The painting Sweets, by Randall Deihl, in a hyper-realist style with shades of Hopper and a whimsical Peter Saul painting of a whacky San Francisco lend humor. But all the colorful, well-reproduced selections will prove irresistible to adults and children alike as they test each other’s observation skills. Bet on the kids, though, given the minuteness of some of the details. In fact, if you can see the white bird in the painting of young Louis XV, you should win a prize. A color-coded answer key appends the text. (Picture book. 5+)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2002
ISBN: 0-8109-3279-2
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Abrams
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2002


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