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Babar's Museum of Art
By Laurent De Brunhoff
Publisher Harry N. Abrams

Babar and Celeste get the wonderful idea of turning an old, unused railroad station into an art museum. The architect designs the museum. The construction workers rebuild it. The art is brought in and hung. Opening day arrives and the citizens of Celestville tour the galleries offering their opinions of the art on display. All the pieces of art are actual famous artworks--but with Babar style elephants as the subjects. Michelangelo’s "Creation of Adam" is rendered as the creation of the first elephant. After reading Babar's Museum of Art it would be fun to go on an art treasure hunt in Art: The World's Greatest Paintings Explored and Explained or Sister Wendy's 1000 Masterpieces to see how many of the real artworks you can find.

This is a picture book that Babar lovers will enjoy, but it would also make a lovely introduction to art history for children of any age. It's useful for helping children see they can make their own versions of great masterpieces with their own special twist. You may even want to establish your own art museum on your family room or living room walls after reading this book.


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