An ALA Notable Book
A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids
A Bookpage Best Book
"This fine book provides not only exposure to art...but also an example of a boy--a boy of color, a boy in America--with a passion for fine art." --The New York Times
"The prosaic world of the city boy we meet...is transformed into a realm of wonder not by a quirk of quantum physics but by exposure to fine art." --The Wall Street Journal
"A joyful, wordless exploration of artistic discovery." --Shelf Awareness (starred review)
"Colon's latest again challenges readers to discover inspiration through ingenious means...beautifully euphoric." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Captures the drama of a personal artistic experience and the lasting impact it can have...compelling...an irresistible invitation to creativity." --School Library Journal (starred review)
"A delightful wordless tribute to the arts with a magical touch." --Booklist (starred review)
"Colon's vibrant scenes make it clear that visiting works of art can breathe magic into the everyday and inspire further creativity afterward." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Six starred reviews for New York Times bestselling artist Raul Colon's wordless picture book about a visit to the museum and the power of art and imagination, which "hums with and jubilation" (The Horn Book, starred review).
After passing a city museum many times, a boy finally decides to go in. He passes wall after wall of artwork until he sees a painting that makes him stop and ponder. Before long the painting comes to life and an afternoon of adventure and discovery unfolds, changing how he sees the world ever after.