Sunday, August 5, 2012

Looking at sculpture

Parents, do you have a house of bored kids but it's not a pool or beach day?
Do I have an idea for you! Look! Look! Look! At Sculpture by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace and Linda K. Friedlaender have combined some fictional mice with a real-life sculptor  in this picturebook.

The three mice, Kiki,  Kat and Alexander find an invitation  to a viewing  of an sculpture called Four Rectangles with Four Oblique Circles by Barbara Hepworth. So they hitch a ride to the museum and find the sculpture that was on the invitation.

 Here's a sample: "They clasped their hands behind their backs and did a museum walk around the sculpture. They looked at the sides. They looked at the back. They looked at the front."

Then they sketched what they saw and made clay sculptures.

This book has an activity: how to create  a sculpture out of paper. Do you have creative kids? Maybe they'd like to give it a try.


  1. Sculpture is a topic that I've never seen in picture books. Interesting. I see that you're a New Jerseyan. Have you ever taken a trip to Grounds for Sculpture? I think you'd be hard pressed to find a child (or adult!) that doesn't enjoy it. Thanks for participating in Nonfiction Monday today.

    1. No, I haven't been to Grounds for Sculpture. Think I will plan to go. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Sounds like a fun book to have! Thanks for sharing.