You Can’t Take a Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum


With eighteen famous sculptures and paintings, a combination of photographs, black and white sketches, and colorful accents, the illustrations certainly speak for themselves!

Weitzmman and Glasser’s graphic novel,

You Can’t Take a Balloon Into The Metropolitan Museum,

is a piece of art within itself.

A young girl and her grandmother explore the Metropolitan Muse

um while her yellow balloon sails away and embarks on a tour of the city.

Each page is divided into frames in which either the balloon or the grandmother and girl are present. The contrast between the chaotic journey of the balloon and the placid walk through the museum is magical.

One could spend hours lingering on the detailed illustrations, between the personality of the city people, and the photographs of paintings at the Met.

Where will the yellow balloon sail off to, next?




happy reading! “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!”- Dr. Seuss



One response »

  1. This seems like it would a great book for children of all ages! The lack of words in combination with the great pictures that provide so much action allows children to narrate their own story and explain what is going on. Early readers can get experience with understanding stories and sequence of events while older students can use the pictures as a prompt to create their own stories to go along with the pictures.

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