The ideal picture book for kids is one that not only holds an interesting story line, but is also educational. One of the best ways to teach kids is by learning through fun. If something engages them, they won’t even notice they’re learning. That’s why I’m impressed with Adventures in Asian Art: An Afternoon at the Museum [Tuttle Publishing] by SueDiCicco with Deboran Clearwaters and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. This book fulfills this criteria via a beautifully-designed children’s book.
Adventures in Asian Art follows three energetic kids and their mom as they explore an Asian art museum. They discover China, India, Korea, Japan, and other countries with each exhibit they visit. Artifacts such as statues, armor, vases, and textures provide the creative jumping point for the kids’ imaginations. They pretend they’re riding the camel sculpture from Central Asia, wearing the armor of Japanese samurai warriors, and much more.
Adorable, colorful, and fun illustrations capture kids’ attention. The book merges actual artifact photos from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco within the illustrations to provide a realistic aspect to the reading adventure. In addition, the opening and ending pages of the book list specific information about the art featured. Kids and their parents can learn more about an artifact by going to the Museum’s website and entering the object’s accession number listed in the book.
Adventures in Asian Art is an engaging, educational, and fun read for children ages 4 to 9 years. Released in January 2017, order this hardcover book on the Tuttle Publishing website or the Kindle and hardcover versions on Amazon.
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