Adventures in Asian Art: An Afternoon at the Museum

Adventures in Asian Art

Sue DiCicco with Deborah Clearwaters

$15.95 H, 9780804847308
Tuttle Publishing

Sue DiCicco’s beautiful and exuberant illustrations lead readers young and old on a lively tour of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum. A rhyming storyline tells the tale as three children and their mother explore the treasures within the museum’s walls. Boxed text elaborates on each artifact with specific information, and additional details about the artifacts are presented on the inside front and back covers.

Readers watch as the children dance with a mouse under a statue of Ganesha, meditate with a large Buddha, enjoy formal tea using antique vessels, imitate a statue of lion-headed Sky Walker, and much more.

DiCicco’s endearing and highly emotive characters introduce readers to a variety of historic Asian cultural experiences, which can be further explored on the museum’s website.

February 1, 2017
Reviewed by: 
Anna Jedrziewski