Museum ABC is a unique and colorful picture book that introduces children to more than a hundred works of art, using the alphabet. A full spread is devoted to each letter of the alphabet and four pictures of the object represented; for example, the classic "A is for APPLE" is accompanied by four pieces of art showing apples. This simple presentation scheme allows readers to see how objects can be both same and different in the eyes of various artists, cultures, and time periods. Children will be fascinated to discover that a boat, a rose, a tree, or even a window can be so different from one another and from those they see every day. Adults will love the visual and cultural richness of this alphabetical tour through the Metropolitan Museum's collection.
A fact section at the end of the book provides more details about each piece of art and its creator.