Anna at the Art Museum by Hazel HutchinsAnna at the Art Museum by Hazel Hutchins

Anna at the Art Museum

byHazel Hutchins, Gail HerbertIllustratorLil Crump

Hardcover | September 11, 2018

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Art is for everyone—even a bored little girl.

Going to the Art Museum with her mom is no fun at all for Anna. Everything is old and boring and there are so many rules: Don’t Touch! Do Not Enter! Quiet! A vigilant guard keeps a close eye on the energetic little girl, but even so, Anna manages to set off an alarm and almost tip over a vase.

A half-open door draws Anna’s attention, but the No Entry sign means yet again that it’s off-limits. This time, however, the guard surprises her by inviting her to go in. Here she finds a “secret workshop” where paintings are being cleaned and repaired. Staring out from one of the canvases is a girl who looks grumpy and bored—just like Anna herself. With the realization that art often imitates life, Anna discovers the sheer joy to be had from the paintings on the wall, especially those that reflect what is happening all around her.

Filled with representations of paintings from many world-class galleries, this charming book is the perfect prelude to a child’s first visit to an art museum.

Hazel Hutchins has written over 50 books for children and young adults and has received numerous awards for her work, including the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award for Mattland (2008). She lives in Canmore, Alberta. Gail Herbert's first collaboration with Hazel Hutchins produced the award-winning picture book, Mattland. Gail lives w...
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Title:Anna at the Art MuseumFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:36 pages, 9.2 × 9 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:9.2 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:September 11, 2018Publisher:Annick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1773210432

ISBN - 13:9781773210438

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from The illustrations are fantastic! Very clever illustrations; they prompted the content/writing...look at how the art depicts what's going on with clever clues.
Date published: 2019-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute & Educational! This is a beautiful, brilliant and creatively educational children's book. I love that almost everyone can likely appreciate Anna's boredom in the art museum. I personally wouldn't be bored in an art museum but take me to a car show and I'm bored beyond belief (and feel just like Anna!). While the things Anna does and gets in trouble for are very relatable; what is truly brilliant about Hazel Hutchins story is that you can teach (or learn for yourself) some art at the same time! All the pieces shown throughout Anna's Art Museum are famous and notable to some degree. Not every notable artist is in here (it lacks Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, to name a few) but there are enough that even an art history student might learn to recognize a painting or two! I love how all the art themes on each page are relevant to how Anna is feeling or what she (or others) is doing in the museum. This is a clever way to show kids that art is reflective of real life. The key to this book, especially if you're reading it to an older child (8+), is to teach the child the names of the art and the artist as you go through the book. Don't worry you don't need to know them all yourself there is a handy index of each piece of art at the back of the book. So brush up on your art history and dive into Anna at the Art Museum. You and the child(ren) you read to might learn something from this adorable book. Please note: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. This is an honest and unbiased review.
Date published: 2018-09-24

Table of Contents

ABOUT THE ART

HEAD OF A WOMAN,
circa 1650—1700, by Anonymous. French. Black chalk on grey paper.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

NUBIAN TRIBUTE PRESENTED TO THE KING, TOMB OF HUY, circa 1353-1327 BCE.
Egyptian. Tempera facsimile by
Charles K. Wilkinson, circa 1923-27.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

NEBAMUN SUPERVISING ESTATE ACTIVITIES, TOMB OF NEBAMUN, cica 1400-1352 BCE.
Egyptian. Tempera fascimile by
Charles K. Wilkinson, circa 1928.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

PANEL WITH STRIDING LION, circa
604–562 BCE. Babylonian from Mesopotamia (Modern Hillah). Glazed ceramic.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

THE THIRD ICHIKAWA YAOZŌ AS A DAIMYO STANDING UNDER A MAPLE TREE,
circa 1783, by Katsukawa Shunshō.
Japanese. Woodblock print on paper.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

THE FIRST NAKAMURA NAKAZO AS A
SAMURAI STANDING NEAR A
WILLOW TREE, 1768 or 1769,
by Katsukawa Shunshō. Japanese.
Woodblock print on paper.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

KABUKI ACTOR ICHIKAWA DANJŪRŌ V, 1774, by Katsukawa Shunshō. Japanese.
Woodblock print on paper.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

ADOLESCENCE, OR SISTERS,
1976, by Daphne Odjig. Canadian.
Acrylic on Canvas.
Private collection.

BROKEN EGGS,
1756, by Jean-Baptiste Greuze.
French. Oil on canvas.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

THE FOREST AT PONTAUBERT,
1881, by Georges Seurat. French.
Oil on canvas.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

WESTERN FOREST,
circa 1931, by Emily Carr.
Canadian. Oil on canvas.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

THE SUPPER AT EMMAUS, 1601,
by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.
Italian. Oil and tempera on canvas.
National Gallery, London.

DER SCHREI DER NATUR (THE SCREAM),
circa 1893, by Edvard Munch. Norwegian. Tempera and crayon on cardboard.
National Museum, Oslo.

REGATTA AT SAINTE-ADRESSE,
1867, by Claude Monet.
French. Oil on canvas.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

BRIDGE OVER A POND OF WATER LILIES,
1899, by Claude Monet. French. Oil on canvas.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

APPROACH TO VENICE,
1844, by J.M.W. Turner.
British. Oil on canvas.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

NATURALEZA MUERTA / STILL LIFE, 1908, by Diego Rivera. Mexican. Oil on canvas.
Government of the State of Veracruz, Xalapa, Mexico.

STILL LIFE WITH ONIONS, JUG AND FRUIT, circa 1930-38, by William H. Johnson. American. Oil on burlap.
Smithsonian American Art Museum,
Washington, DC.

THE PEPPERMINT BOTTLE,
1893/95, by Paul Cézanne.
French. Oil on canvas.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

LITTLE GIRL IN A BLUE ARMCHAIR, 1878,
by Mary Cassatt. American. Oil on canvas.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

GIRL IN A GREEN DRESS,
1930, by William H. Johnson.
American. Oil on canvas.
Smithsonian American Art Museum,
Washington, DC.

PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN,
late 18th century, unknown artist. Pastel.
Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis.

WATER-MOON AVALOKITESHVARA,
first half of 14th century, unidentified
artist. Korean. Hanging scroll,
ink and color on silk.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

THE SINGER IN GREEN,
circa 1884, by Edgar Degas.
French. Pastel on paper.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

A WOMAN SEATED BESIDE A VASE OF
FLOWERS, 1865, by Edgar Degas.
French. Oil on canvas.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

DANCERS, PINK AND GREEN,
circa 1890, by Edgar Degas.
French. Oil on canvas.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

TWO DANCERS AT REST OR, DANCERS
IN BLUE, circa 1898, by Edgar Degas.
French. Pastel on paper.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

UNDER THE WAVE OFF KANAGAWA OR, THE GREAT WAVE, circa 1830-32, by Katsushika Hokusai. Japanese. Woodblock print.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Editorial Reviews

“Art truly is for everybody in this charming book . . . The attention to detail is sublime as Crump’s gorgeous characters and scenery work to mirror the featured pieces on the wall that span centuries and cross oceans . . .  Anna at the Art Museum would be a great book to read before visiting a museum, to prepare children and manage expectations, but truly it is a good book to read any time.” —CM reviews, *starred review, 12/21/18 - Amber Allen - CM reviews