Thursday, 1 September 2016

The Museum of Me

The Museum of Me

By Emma Lewis
Published by Tate Publishing

The Museum of Me is by debut author Emma Lewis, an illustrator with a distinctive collaged style. Emma introduces young children to the world of museums and explores the reasons why we collect and preserve objects.

We're off on an adventure to see all kinds of wonderful things - and they're all available to see in your local museum. The Museum of Me follows a little girl on a journey of discovery to find out what museums are and what they have inside them. Brimming with anticipation, she finds giant bugs and peculiar beasts, ancient pots and contemporary paintings, feathery leaves and flowers as big as her own head! Marveling at museums old, new, outdoors, and even in outer space, she soon realizes that her favorite museum of all is waiting for her at home.

Emma's art is fun and stylish, and very inventive. Using a mix of collage, paint, paper and pencil (and probably a lot more!), Emma creates works of art on each spread, full of things to discover and look at (just like in a museum!). Using a colour palette of mostly blues, reds and greys, the book has a collective feel of its own, and echoes back to more retro picture books. A great way to celebrate museums, showing how a collection of objects can reflect our personal identities. The perfect read for getting children interested in visiting museums and starting collections of their own.

The Museum of Me is available to buy from today at all good bookshops and on the Tate Publishing website. If you want to join in on the fun of creating your own museum using 5 objects, then get over to twitter now and use the hashtags #mein5objects #museumofme to get sharing!

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