You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum (Paperback)

By Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman, Robin Glasser (Illustrator)

Puffin Books, 9780140568165, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 29, 2001

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/15/2002)
Hardcover (10/1/1998)

List Price: 8.99*
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While she's in the Metropolitan Museum with her grandmother, a little girl leaves her prized yellow balloon tied to a railing outside. But its string becomes untied, and the balloon embarks on an uproarious journey through New York City. With an ever-increasing cast of wacky urban characters in tow, it soars past a host of landmarks. Eighteen famous paintings and sculptures are reproduced in this delightful, wordless book that explores the magical relationship between art and life.

About the Author

Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman lives in New York City.

Praise For You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum

"A wordless picture book that playfully echoes the style of Eloise and the substance of the Red Balloon.... Lively, squiggly ink sketches...tell a vivid, happy tale." --Booklist, starred review