Thursday, July 2, 2015

Book Review: The Adventures of Artemous: Book One, Mouse in the Museum by Jim Patrick

A mouse name Artemous who lives in a museum? How could I not check out this book after finding it on *netgalley?

Artemous is from a long long line of mice art restorers. With magic he can enter any painting and restore it. He loves spending time in the painting where he does everything from playing music with other musicians, having a bite to eat, to playing in the sand with children.

I thought this book was so cute. I loved the storyline and loved how it introduces children to all different classic paintings. There were so many famous ones from Van Gogh to Monet and Picasso to Da Vinci. There was even a certain well known animated mouse! The diversity of the paintings really helps to show kids just how many different art forms there are. I'd love to see another book featuring Artemous. Perhaps he could jump in a Pollock or Warhol or maybe even Frida Kahlo's paintings.

My son seemed to enjoy the book even if he didn't understand all the paintings (Picasso was a stumbler for him). He liked that the mouse could go into the paintings but he couldn't grasp what a paint restorer does (this has nothing to do with the book and more to do with how my son's brain works).

I know I've been giving a lot of them lately but I have to give this one a 5 out of 5 stars!

*I received a free copy of this ebook from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion
**This book was read with my special needs son who is severely learning disabled. The review reflects not only my opinion but his as well

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