Museum ABC introduces than one hundred works art using the alphabet This unique alphabet book features four works of art from different cultures and periods for each letter of the alphabet Simple words matched with intriguing illustrations provide an opportunity for endless exploration Children will be fascinated to discover that a boat, a rose, a tree, and even a window can be so different from one another and from the objects they see every day Adults will love the visual and cultural richness of this alphabetical tour through the Metropolitan Museum s collection An informative fact section at the end of the book provides details about each piece of art and its creator, including art by luminaries such as Paul C zanne, Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas, Utagawa Hiroshige, Roy Lichtenstein, Claude Monet, as well as historic pieces from Greece, Egypt, Italy, China, Japan, India, Iran, and Title Museum ABCAuthor The Metropolitan Museum of Art Genre Alphabet book Theme s Alphabet, Art Opening line sentence A is for Apple Brief Book Summary This book goes down the alphabet and says a word that starts with the letter Then is shows a bunch of pictures chosen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art that go along with the word that was chosen Professional Recommendation Review 1 Horn Book Museum ABC 60 pp Little 2002 ISBN 0 316 07170 6 3 PS In classic alphabet book style Title Museum ABCAuthor The Metropolitan Museum of Art Genre Alphabet book Theme s Alphabet, Art Opening line sentence A is for Apple Brief Book Summary This book goes down the alphabet and says a word that starts with the letter Then is shows a bunch of pictures chosen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art that go along with the word that was chosen Professional Recommendation Review 1 Horn Book Museum ABC 60 pp Little 2002 ISBN 0 316 07170 6 3 PS In classic alphabet book style A is for Apple , each capital letter is presented on a white page On the facing page are four pictures of the named object details from works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art s collection The art is varied and sometimes surprising a sunset, glowing windows, candles, and a cannon firing represent light The works of art are identified at the back of this handsome book.Professional Recommendation Review 2 CLCD Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly Images fine and funky accompany each letter of the alphabet in three noteworthy offerings Museum ABC from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, for example, announces A is for Apple while, opposite, a full color spread divided into quadrants presents the evidence with details from Roy Lichtenstein s Red Apple, a detail from Paul C zanne s Apples and two other works from the museum s collection N features the noses of Giorgio de Chirico a detail from his Self Portrait and Nefetari Kneeling in Adoration, a detail from the subject s Egyptian tomb, among others Back matter provides further information about each artwork Sept Publisher Little Brown Time Warner Boston Mass London , Published 2003 Response to Two Professional Reviews These reviews were spot on They both described the book perfectly as well as telling about the great pieces of art in it The art is really phenomenal and it adds to the book in the best way Evaluation of Literary Elements The pictures on each of the pages that correspond to the letter help to show the audience what the words mean This is great for younger readers to see the words and then see the pictures that go along with it Alliteration is also used for matching the letter of the alphabet with the word that goes with all of the pictures Consideration of Instructional Application This book would be great for teaching the alphabet It not only shoes one picture that goes along with the word that matches with the letter in the alphabet but many The pictures also would help to add to the students culture and show them different things they have never seen before This is a nice ABC book and probably even better for an introductory art lesson.Each letter is assigned an object eg, C is for cat which is paired with four images of that object, taken from different times and art styles This is a nice ABC book and probably even better for an introductory art lesson.Each letter is assigned an object eg, C is for cat which is paired with four images of that object, taken from different times and art styles There are many ABC books out there What makes Museum ABC special It uses actual artwork from The Metropolitan Museum of Art It is the 2002 winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award It goes from A to Z and for every letter of the alphabet it uses four different paintings that represent each word for that particular letter Yes, it uses A for apple, but using four different types of artwork an apple can look quite different This book uses painting from ancient times to the present There are many ABC books out there What makes Museum ABC special It uses actual artwork from The Metropolitan Museum of Art It is the 2002 winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award It goes from A to Z and for every letter of the alphabet it uses four different paintings that represent each word for that particular letter Yes, it uses A for apple, but using four different types of artwork an apple can look quite different This book uses painting from ancient times to the present The works of art are from many well know artist and little known artist The mixture of the old with new gives the reader a totally different perspective for the simple words that are used For example for the letter H, the word they use is hair They show hair with four different paintings George Washington, a geisha, an Egyptian queen, and a Victorian woman All these works art are from different cultures, different time periods, and show totally different hair styles This is a good book because it uses four works of arts to describe a word, and it shows how different the same object can be seen and interpreted by people By using old art andrecent art the reader can see how the perspective on something has changed over time This is a good book for young children learning their ABCs This book can open their eyes to and see things in different perspectives This book can also be used by teacher in the classroom for primary grades Children can see the how different a single object can be seen Teachers can give students a group art project Children can draw paint the same object and then see how they drawing paintings are different The teacher can assign different letters to different groups and the classroom can put their own ABC book together This is a great book to have at home for younger kids and in the classroom as well This book gives the traditional ABC book a twist by using different art to represent the letters of the alphabet This is another one of those children s art books I love so I m not so sure it s the very best book to learn the alphabet as only capital letters are on each page but it might work for early readers.The art is wonderful There are 4 art works for each letter In the back of the book given are artist, name of the painting piece, country, year circa, and materials used.Each letter is covered with one word, words that will appeal to children, such as apple, boat, cat, dance, feet, game, hair, in This is another one of those children s art books I love so I m not so sure it s the very best book to learn the alphabet as only capital letters are on each page but it might work for early readers.The art is wonderful There are 4 art works for each letter In the back of the book given are artist, name of the painting piece, country, year circa, and materials used.Each letter is covered with one word, words that will appeal to children, such as apple, boat, cat, dance, feet, game, hair, insect, monster, tree, umbrella, vegetable, window, yellow, zigzag, and the contents of the four paintings match the word that goes with that letter.It s a great introduction to art and reinforces spelling easy and fairly easy words