July 22, 2013

When I was a kid and my parents took me to the art museum, I noticed something right away…the art wasn’t really meant so much for kids, and there weren’t many pictures of children to be seen.  The museum was a bit boring for me, because people like me weren’t represented there! I went looking for knights in armor and statues of Chinese dragons instead. 

When I was writing my book, “Library Mouse, a Museum Adventure,” I decided to have Sarah complain to Sam that there isn’t much art about mice on view at the museum.  Sam explains that it is a “people” museum, but if they look very closely, maybe they will find some art with mice in it. 

In the bottom illustration, you can see that Sam and Sarah have found some mouse art!  I took famous “people” paintings and replaced the heads with mice, so that Sam and Sarah would have something just for them.  Now you have Rousseau’s “Sleeping Gypsy Mouse,” Grant Wood’s “American Mouse Gothic”. Leonardo’s “Mousa Lisa”, Van Gogh’s  “Mousey night”, and Leutze’s “George Mouseington Crosses the Delaware”.  What more could a mouse want in an art museum?

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