Search Results: "Metropolitan Museum of Art"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSEUM SHAPES by Metropolitan Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A marvelous gift for parent and child, promising many hours of visual stimulation and enjoyment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Once again, the collections of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art serve up instantly recognizable images of ten forms, each identified by word, shape and images. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSEUM ABC by Metropolitan Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"If it were in a bigger format, one might be tempted to keep it on the coffee table. (Picture book. 2-6)"
For anyone interested in developing the visual vocabulary of a small child, this is the way to do it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAN YOU FIND IT? by Judith Cressy
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A color-coded answer key appends the text. (Picture book. 5+)"
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. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICASSO by Museum of Modern Art
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 28, 2014

"Though perhaps too much for newcomers to the path-breaking artist, handsome and authoritative for those beyond introductions."
A scholarly but accessible survey of prominent pieces from the heart of Pablo Picasso's (1881-1973) cubist period, rich in opportunities for visual deep dives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK AND BLANCO! by San Antonio Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Though the title as a whole feels a bit disjointed, the stunning images alone make it worth a look or two (or 20). (Board book. 3-6)"
The San Antonio Museum of Art, the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and Trinity University Press come together to showcase some of the museum's most interesting art in this bilingual—English and Spanish—offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC RAINFOREST by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A well-meaning mismatch between format and audience. (Board book. 3-6)"
The latest title in the American Museum of Natural History ABC board book series focuses on rain forests and the amazing animals and plants that populate them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC ANIMALS by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Best for animal-obsessed preschoolers who have long mastered lions, tigers and bears and are ready to progress to nudibranches, quetzals and X-ray tetra fish. Oh my. (Board book. 2-5)"
The stable of animal alphabet titles gets a little more crowded with this new contribution from the American Museum of Natural History. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC INSECTS by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"This ABC book with its parade of interesting insects will have special appeal for budding naturalists, who will be inspired to head outdoors and root around in the dirt to see what exciting creatures they might uncover in their own backyards. (Board book. 2-6)"
A boldly designed, oversized board book features a creepy-crawly for every letter of the alphabet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PTEROSAURS by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though more a patchwork of discrete sections than a cohesive whole, this up-to-the-moment survey still flies on its own. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (timeline) (iPad informational app. 7-10)"
Video clips and computer-graphic animations give this companion to an exhibit at New York's American Museum of Natural History plenty of lift. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BIRDS by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2016

"Best suited for those eager young readers who thrive on facts. (Informational board book. 3-6)"
This latest addition to the American Museum of Natural History's ABC series is dedicated to birds, from the familiar to the not so familiar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF PUPS JOIN THE PACK by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A bland also-ran trailing a large litter of like-themed pups. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A photo album of young wolves running, playing, and growing through their first year. Read full book review >