Museum Trip

Barbara Lehman’s Museum Trip is the follow-up to her Caldecott-winning The Red Book, and, in James’ opinion, much better. The premise is simple: a little boy on a field trip bends down to tie his shoe. When he looks up, his class is gone. As he searches for them in the museum, he finds a secret room with a display case of mazes, which he is able to enter and navigate himself. James loves tracing the path the boy needs to take to get to the center of each maze. I won’t give away the surprise at the end, but this is a clever book: Istvan Banyai for toddlers. Giggle factor: not applicable; this is a mind-bender instead. Adult enjoyment: likely. Illustrations: five jelly jars.

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~ by kaychubbuck on June 11, 2010.

3 Responses to “Museum Trip”

  1. There’s no preview of Museum Trip on Google Books, but there is a limited preview of Lehman’s Red Book, which has the same style of illustrations:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=BkwjE-8e9r4C&dq=barbara+lehman&source=gbs_navlinks_s
    Enjoy!

  2. […] Barbara Lehman’s Caldecott-winning The Red Book is presented in the same style as her Museum Trip and Rainstorm. Wordless yet lyrical, it follows the paired adventures of two children […]

  3. […] Lehman’s Trainstop follows a similar formula to her other wordless picture books, like Museum Trip or Rainstorm, showing how an ordinary day can become extraordinary through an accidental twist of fate […]

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