Adventures in Asian Art An Afternoon at the Museum by Sue DiCicco
  

Adventures in Asian Art An Afternoon at the Museum

Written by Sue DiCicco
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Synopsis

Adventures in Asian Art An Afternoon at the Museum by Sue DiCicco

Ride on a rhino, become a samurai, or climb Mt. Fuji! Asia is an entire world of wonderful places to go and things to see and do! Exploring other cultures is a favorite classroom activity for teachers and students alike. Now, author Sue DiCicco draws on her background as a writer, illustrator, sculptor, and former Disney animator to take kids on an imaginative tour of China, Japan, Korea, India, and beyond through artifacts on display at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Adventures in Asian Art travels from exhibit to exhibit, inviting kids to picture themselves in a variety of Asian countries as they ride on a rhino, become a samurai, or climb Mt. Fuji! Asia is home to an endless array of wonderful places to go and things to see and do, and through the magic of DiCicco's charming verse narrative, readers join a cartoon mom as she takes her three cartoon children through the museum for an afternoon of nonstop fun and learning. This delightfully illustrated, classroom-friendly book shares a series of fun facts about each of the exhibits and explains the culture, beliefs, and daily life informing these wonderful works of art.

Reviews

Join three adventurous kids on a trip to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. From exploring ancient masterpieces to examining modern works, this book gives a glimpse of over 50 Asian art pieces. --Skipping Stones magazine Take a trip through the Asian Art Museum here in San Francisco to see Indian sculpture, Korean clothing, Indonesian puppets, an ancient bronze rhino from China, dragon vases, Japanese samurai armor and more. The perfect introduction to the museum, before you visit! --TravelforKids.com From a Japanese Samurai helmet to an Iranian Medallion rug, Adventures in Asian Art, An Afternoon at the Museum, gives children an introduction to a variety of Asian artwork. Join in the adventure and wander through the museum exhibit halls as you turn each page of the book. --The Educators

--ParentingHealthy.com Even if you're not planning on visiting the Asian Art Museum in SF, and instead are planning a visit to say the Asian wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, this book will give a first time child visitor a nice glimpse of what to expect and how to use their imagination when they see a piece of art at the museum. --8Asians.com Sue DiCicco's beautiful and exuberant illustrations lead readers young and old on a lively tour of San Francisco's Asian Art Museum. --Retailing Insight magazine A useful title to precede museum field trips. This may also help meet a need for materials on Asian art appreciation for lower elementary schoolers. --School Library Journal The story is written in simple, up-beat rhyme, blending the art with the child's imagination. --Tulsa Book Review

About the Author

Writer, illustrator, sculptor and former Disney animator, Sue DiCicco founded Armed with the Arts (ArmedWithTheArts.org), a program dedicated to encouraging creative expression in kids, and is the creator of the Peace Crane Project, with participation from over 150 countries. She has written dozens and illustrated hundreds of books for kids. Deborah Clearwaters has her dream job as Director of Education and Interpretation at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, where she has worked in education for 19 years. She has a master's degree in Japanese Art History from the University of Maryland and when not discovering fun facts about Asian art can be found riding her bicycle. This is her first contribution to a children's book.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Sue DiCicco
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Publisher

Tuttle Publishing

Publication date

1st February 2017

ISBN

9780804847308


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