“Exploring art is like being a detective!”
Accumulating “40,000 years of the world’s most amazing art in one dream museum” is a remarkable feat. Creative in its format (as well as in its novice-friendly text), the book/museum opens with a table of contents organized as a “museum map”, detailing the Galleries and Rooms that we will peruse. Each Gallery offers a geographical map, lending fascinating historical and global context for the art.
I relished making connections between bits of history and art that I learned in school and learned new things about the relationship between history and art from every spread. Throughout the book, careful readers will enjoy interactive questions offering thematic connections to other pages, “Zoom In!” images highlighting especially fascinating details and “Art Detective” bonus facts. The author does a good job of including Eastern and Native art. Check it out for your kids and then borrow it for a few hours yourself.