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Meet Me at the Art Museum: A Whimsical Look Behind the Scenes - David Goldin This utilitarian book would be best for right before a field trip to the museum, to discuss the various people, sections, and what you might expect to see and do. Everything right down to the lost & found and the security cameras. The backgrounds are simple graphic hints of hallways, walls, and corners. This spare style was a little bit of a strange contrast to the digital reproductions of actual art works with all their complexity. The narrative arc of the stub wanting to be part of a museum was cute, but it seemed wrong for the story to end with the character ruining a piece of existing art to realize its dream. Just an unsatisfying ending. The diagram of the museum at the end is interesting, and a floor plan like this could have been an engaging guide and has potential for what you might do with kids when reading the book. As an aesthetic experience, I didn't get much from this read.