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Reviewed in the United States on March 17, 2013
This book makes a trip to a museum as fun as it should be. Instead of staring at a painting trying to find the "meaning" that the artist wanted to convey, the heroine experiences all of the works of art viscerally. Each painting,sculpture or installation takes her on an emotional journey where she can feel what the artist was feeling when the art was created. The girl is sad, happy, frightened ,puzzled, bemused all in one trip and leaves with the museum inside of her, exhilarating her and inspiring her to place her own thoughts and pictures on a blank canvas creating her own works of art. The drawings by Mr. Reynolds perfectly capture a child's perspective of great works of art, which are meant to be felt and experienced not dryly analyzed and dissected. Grownups take heed art is much more than a dry academic list of data, it should be felt from the heart, as Mrs. Verde slyly reminds us in this fantastic tale.