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Seen Art? by Jon Scieszka
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This is a unique and fun creation by partners-in-crime, Scieszka and Smith, all centered around the miscommunication of a small boy who is looking for his friend Art. But, when he asks adults "Have you seen Art?" Their misinterpretation of his question leads him across a grand tour of the Modern Museum of Art (MoMA). He gets a great art lesson along the way, real paintings are recreated on the page and described by a comical variety of MoMA patrons. All the while little Art remains flustered and frustrated until an epiphany moment at the end which is centered around a fantastic collage of modern art.

The illustrations are typical of Lane Smith's interesting collages of painting, pictures, and patterns.

I really like the sense of humor in this book and the multiple opportunities to bring in outside resources to study any of the pieces or artists discussed in the book.

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