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Museum Trip

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  328 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Museums: filled with mysterious, magical art and curiosities? Or secrets? And what might happen if a boy suddenly became part of one of the mind-bending exhibits? Join the fun in Museum Trip, by Barbara Lehman, the author-illustrator of the Caldecott Honor–winning The Red Book.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 22nd 2006 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Jimmy Reyes
Museum Trip brings the reader to a favorite institution for many students and that is a visit to a whole world of artifacts, paintings, and sculptures that only a museum can provide. We join the boy on his way into the museum and immediately are surrounded by Vincent Van Gogh paintings and Auguste Rodin sculptures in the great hall of the museum. The temporary distraction by his shoelace and quick fix is all it takes for the young man to realize he is on his own in the great hall of wonders. Bar ...more
David
Museum Trip by Barbara Lehman follows a boy on a trip to a museum as he becomes part of a maze exhibit.

After stopping to tie his shoe, a boy on a museum field trip finds himself alone. Going through a door, he finds a maze exhibit and suddenly finds himself standing outside the first maze pictured. He solves it and goes on to complete all the other mazes. Entering the tower in the last maze, he appears to be presented a medal, which the reader sees by peering through the door's keyhole. The boy
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Graeme Cash
Museum Trip is a wordless picture book by Barbara Lehman.

The story follows a young boy on a class trip to a museum. When he stops to tie his shoelace he is separated from his teacher and classmates. The boy enters a room that is a maze exhibit and finds himself reduced in size as he works through and successfully solves the mazes. When he completes the last maze he is awarded a medal. The boy exits the maze exhibit and rejoins his class. He leaves the museum wearing his medal watched by a museum
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Leah
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Rubi
Totally cute picture book! I just happened to pick up while on a trip to the Thrift Store haha
I love how the kid's imagine drew him into the mazes in the museum. And for thoughtful kids, trying out the mazes in the illustrations might be a fun activity.
It really reminded me how my imagination as a kid really came to life for me in anything around me. I wish kid's still played like this and used creativity.
I'd recommend it to any child and encourage them to use their creativity and imaginations.
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Kristin Rosenberg
A wordless book with simple but elegant illustrations, this book follows a boy who gets separated from my class while at a museum trip. While trying to find the rest of his class, he appears to get sucked into one of the art pieces at the museum where he then solves mazes and is awarded with a medal. Having escaped the mazes, he is reunited with his class, and leaves after discovering that the (I think) director of the museum has a similar medal.

I... I don't get it. I would be worried that a ki
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Hannah Givens
A museum trip is a fantastic idea for a wordless picture book -- what an opportunity to focus on the exhibits! Unfortunately, I felt like the plot left something to be desired. The boy gets sucked into mazes, which comprise the majority of the book. So, if you/your child likes mazes, this'll be great, but that doesn't really have anything to do with museums in general. Beyond that, we get glimpses of some kind of story happening, but instead of it being "everything we need is told in pictures" i ...more
Kirei
Dec 01, 2008 Kirei rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: preschoolers to elementary
This was a nice wordless book, but slightly hard for me to follow.
Shelby Dains
I liked this book because it would be good for young readers because it has no words, so it is more for preschool and younger. Also maybe just for students who want to look at a book and use their imagination on what words would be written in the book. That could be a good writing assignment for students to look at the book and write about how they think the story goes or how they believe the little boy feels as he gets lost in the museum and then the maze. The students could write their own sto ...more
Elaine Heumann
This is a most charming book with fabulous evocative illustrations. This young boy gets lost, falls into one maze after another which are obviously held in a small side gallery probably the paper gallery, solves all the puzzles but is probably frantic and is bestowed a secret medal for solving, find his group and leaves happy but with a secret attachment to the guard or director. No words, a big slightly scary place this museum but a lovely book that made me think of big places and their mystery ...more
Ashley
Grade Level-K-2nd
Genre-Wordless Picture Book

In this wordless picture book, a class of students goes on a field trip to a museum. When a boy gets separated from the group, he finds himself inside a maze, which is a picture in one of the museum exhibits. After successfully completing the mazes, he rejoins his class for the bus ride home.

Activity 1: The class would make up a simple story, while the teacher writes it down. The teacher would then divide up pages so that each student could draw thei
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Esther
Published in 2006 by Houghton Mifflin
Interest Level: 1st-4th Grade

This book is similar in style and substance to Barbara Lehman's award winning Red Book. Although this book starts on a school field trip to a museum the main character soon finds himself in the artifacts that he gazes at through the case. He meanders through several drawings of mazes and then finds himself back in reality. The style is clear and framed as in the Red Book but the illustrations without frames or beyond the frame all
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Fjóla
While I really liked the idea of this book, I was a little underwhelmed. I thought the delivery could have been so much better, and the whole story could have been more meaningful. And, I actually thought the story ran a little short on the imagination. Instead, for something similar, I would suggest the Madlenka books. But hey, if you have a kid who loves mazes, they'll probably enjoy this: A little boy is on a field trip with his class to a museum. He enters a room with a display of different ...more
lprater
Wordless Book: I really enjoyed this picture book about a boy who becomes separated from his class during a school field trip to a museum. He wanders the halls of the building in an attempt to find his teacher and classmates only to discover he has become part of an exhibit. Working through a series of mazes, successfully finds the door to a special prize. The artist did a fantastic job of developing the character, setting and plot of the story through the images. I loved the mazes in the story ...more
Chelsea
“Museum Trip” is a wordless picture book by Barbara Lehman. Within the story the boy in the red sweatshirt goes on a field trip with his class to the Museum. However, the boy quickly becomes separated from his classmates and teacher as he stopped to tie his shoe. The boy looks for the group but comes across a room with ancient mazes displayed. The boy magically enters these mazes and his able to complete all of them- where he then receives a medal for doing so. Afterward, the boy finds his class ...more
Jazmine Shoup
Museum Trip is a simple children's picture book without text. The book is written by Barbara Lehman, and offers an excting plot with only illustrations. The book follows the adventures of one young boy set off on a class field trip to the museum! The young boy wanders off by himself and experiences new and intriguing things with in the walls of the museum. He discovers secret maps that take him on wild chases through intricate mazes. The book is simply full of adventure and intrigue for a young ...more
Audra Sein
This wordless picturebook is about a boy who gets left behind during a class trip to a museum. While he tries to catch up with his class, he stumbles upon some ancient maps, and magically get sucked into them.

The illustrator uses perspective brilliantly to portray the moment when the boy shifts from looking at the maps from the outside...he is much larger than the objects in the maps and is looking down at them...to looking at the maps from the inside...he is the same size as the objects inside
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Jenn
A wordless picture book about a boy who stops to tie his shoe on a class trip to the museum. When he looks up he finds that he has lost his group. He starts wandering the halls and passages of the museum and eventually he finds a room with a glass case of maze drawings. He examines one of the mazes closer and closer and next he is small and physically inside the drawing. He goes through the entrance of the first maze and then one after another runs around several mazes. When he reaches the cente ...more
Codi Ebert
Museum Trip:

This book is wordless and it is easily to follow along with the silent story. Students would be able to follow along and learn the sequence of a book. They would also be able to easily make up their own story with it. I enjoyed this book, because the pictures are detailed enough, but they are not too busy. Also, it is easy to follow along you don't get lost in the pages.
Nicole Fellows
This is a cute wordless picture book. It's about a little boy who goes with his class on a field trip to a museum. After he stops to tie his shoe, he realizes that he has been separated from his class. He finds a secret room where there is a display with mazes. Through his imagination he finds himself inside the mazes. He completes the mazes and in the end receives a medal for his accomplishments.
I loved the illustrations in this book. They are simple, but really show what the inside of a muse
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Anna Keegan
I enjoyed Museum Trip. It was surprising to me that there weren't any words, but I ended up enjoying it and the way that you could discern the story for yourself from the pictures. The protagonist is adventurous, imaginative and not cookie-cutter. He's willing to get a little lost. The boy went to a museum and stopped to tie his shoe. When he looked up his class was gone. He stumbled upon a room with papers with mazes on them. He imagined or actually entered each maze and received a medal at the ...more
Adam
A wordless picture book of a boy who gets lost in a museum. The author builds beautifully through illustrations on the theme of being lost and searching when the boy discovers a collection of mazes in the museum. Letting his imagination run, he imagines himself inside the mazes he sees as he works out the solutions. The concepts in the book let readers are universal to all ages and it being a story told only through pictures allows older readers to explore it on a deeper level and the younger re ...more
Lisa Vegan
I believe this is my third or fourth wordless picture book by this author-illustrator. I wasn’t as enamored as I’d expected to be. A museum on a school field trip and a boy’s imagination, I thought, would make for a good book. And I did like much of it. I thought the beginning was brilliantly realistic and rather funny, and the middle was fascinating, but the the page was perplexing. I’d assumed one thing and it was made to look as though it was something else (reality vs. fantasy & imaginat ...more
Kaethe
the two museum books go well together

Argh! which was the other one? Seen Art? or something else I can't remember?
Donalyn
Separated from his class during a museum field trip, a boy experiences a magical journey into one of the exhibits. I enjoyed the bold illustrations and surprise at the end.
Jill Connors
Publication:2006
Themes: adventure, taking risks
Usage: Grades 1-4
Perfect to model predicting, inferring and asking questions
Genre-wordless picture book
Rachel
A young student is on a field trip at the museum with his class. The student loses his class when he stops to tie his shoe and as he tries to find them, he finds a secret room in the museum where there are mazes on display. He takes a trip into his imagination and walks through the mazes he sees on display. In the end, we wonder if it was his imagination or not.

Children would love this book for the adventure as well as the fact that they can participate by tracing their way through the mazes on
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Katrina
Jun 12, 2009 Katrina rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 4-10 Year Olds
Shelves: picture-books
A wordless picture book of a boy who gets lost in a museum. The author builds beautifully through illustrations, the theme of being lost and searching when the boy discovers a collection of mazes in the museum. Letting his imagination run, he imagines himself inside the mazes he sees as he works out the solutions. The concepts in the book are universal to all ages and it being a story told only through pictures allows older readers to explore it on a deeper level and the younger readers to enjoy ...more
Sarah Attayek
The pictures were very simple and the message is unclear to me. The boy gets separated from his class and falls into some of the mazes of the museum. He receives a medal for accomplishing the final maze and returns back to his the real world and meets his class. The director of the museum also has a medal demonstrating a connection between the two. This story is good because it goes beyond the pages and challenges the imagination. The mazes would be good for kids to figure out and follow. But th ...more
Sarah Sammis
Dec 11, 2012 Sarah Sammis rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Sarah by: my son
Museum Trip by Barbara Lehman is a wordless picture book about a boy who is separated from his class turning a field trip to an art museum.

Like her book The Secret Box, the main character leads the reader through the illustrations. Here they are a series of mazes that start as artwork hung at the museum and end up being a short cut through the museum.

As other reviewers have mentioned, the mazes are fun to solve. This book needs at least two reads: once to follow the boy and once to explore the m
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