Mason is excited for his sleepover birthday party at the Museum of Natural History in this picture book from author Karen LeFrak and illustrator David Bucs He and his friends are led by their guide in an entertaining and educational scavenger hunt through the many halls of the museum, as Mason considers just where they will all bed down for the night something that he gets to choose Each location has some argument against it, until he finally thinks of the perfect placeAlthough I wouldn t describe Sleepover at the Museum as a personal favorite, of the picture books I ve read recently, it was solidly engaging, with a seek and find adventure story that will most likely keep young children entertained, and cartoon style artwork from animator Bucs, who makes his children s book debut here The idea of having a sleepover at such a museum is appealing, and the author includes a list of institutions which permit such things at the rear of the book Given the halls described, and the illustrations of them, this particular story is set at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York City Recommended to young children who love natural history museums, or who dream of having such a sleepover themselves. When I had the chance to take part in the blog tour for this book, I knew I had to Since it looks all kinds of adorable and fun Feeling very thankful that I was able to take part in the tour and get an early copy of the book in the mail I m so glad I decided to read this book, because it was pretty great Not perfect, but very adorable Giving it four stars, as I liked it a whole lot, yet it was also not completely for me My review will not be very long, since this picture book was so short, but will be sharing all my thoughts about it even so.This book tells the story of Mason and his two best friends It s his birthday and they are spending it at the museum They are having an awesome scavenger hunt through a museum, filled with clues to lead them to the correct exhibit I liked the clues a bunch and liked the story too It was quick but pretty cute Mason and his friends seemed adorable And the illustrations in this story was so stunning I loved the drawings so much They were done well Not too much writing in this book, but that was done well too I enjoyed it.There is not that much to say about this book It was short, yet good too I wouldn t have minded if it had been longer as well It s a small adventure book filled with great things inside of a museum I really liked learning about the different exhibits there I wanted there to be a bit of all of it, but still This story was fast and cute I liked that the children were not alone in this museum, that a guide was with them, though not always in the pictures It made it feel safer and real too Mostly enjoyed this book a lot.I must admit to having never visited a museum before As I live in a smallish town and our museum is not very big and it is mostly about the history of our town I must go one day, though Because I do not know much about museums, I did not know it was possible to have a sleepover at some Which happens in this book, and it was all kinds of awesome At the end of the book it is shared where you can do sleepovers at museums I loved that the information was included in the book All kids should get a museum sleepover.And now I m wishing I could have a sleepover at a museum too As this book made it sound like so much fun I m glad I gave this book a try Because it was pretty sweet and such a fast and fun read too I loved the illustrations so very much, especially the ones of the museum animals Sleepover at the Museum was a fun and quick read A treasure hunt through the museum full of clues I think that many kids will adore this book Huge thank you to the publisher for letting me read this book early for free I adored it a bunch This review was first posted on my blog, Carina s Books, here 3.5 stars Sleepover at the Museum is the story of Mason, a very lucky kid who gets to celebrate his birthday with his best friends with a sleepover at the local Natural History museum A sleepover at a museum Sign me up Mason will get to go on a scavenger hunt and have the best birthday ever This book was a lot of fun We loved playing along at home as Mason and his friends discover a lot of really cool things at the museum We have the fortune of having easy access to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History when it s not closed by the government shutdown ugh and this book made for a good entry into talking about our own experiences at the museum as a family The illustrations in the book are good and colorful My girls loved looking at all of the pictures, especially those of all the really cool stuff that Mason and his friends discover The writing of the book was straight forward and accessible This book would be great for the little museum lovers in your life The awesomeness of a scavenger hunt and sleepover at a natural history museum for a birthday celebration. Clever book to introduce kids to Natural History Museums Using a birthday party as a context, LeFrak takes the kids and readers on a scavenger hunt around the museum With factually based clues, he readers learn interesting facts as they watch the characters try to find the perfect place to spend the night inside the museum End notes list such museum and provide links to virtual museums Inside covers provide simple floor plan maps This book could be a good resource in classrooms. I would imagine that this picture book will result in many youngsters begging their parents for a similar birthday party Although I liked the idea of spending the night in a natural history museum with all of its amazing exhibits, I also couldn t help thinking about privilege and the over the top birthday parties for youngsters that many parents end up planning While it is a day to celebrate, a simple cake and games should surely suffice But apparently not in today s world I m not so sure that s a good thing In this picture book, Mason and his best friends, Zoe and Will, must solve various clues in a scavenger hunt designed by the museum tour guide As they move from room to room, readers can try to find the answers for themselves If Mason and his friends solve the clues, he will get to choose which room to sleep in But each one has something that makes him hesitate, and he eventually chooses an area that the friends hadn t visited It s the perfect place for slumbering The illustrations, created with watercolor, colored pencil, and digital media, are the perfect accompaniment for this birthday adventure story The book includes a list of museums and websites for readers to explore, and the end papers consist of a map of this particular museum Anyone who thinks museums are stodgy places will be proved wrong with this picture book and this memorable sleepover. A mystery for the picture book audience as a scavenger hunt through a natural history museum allows for a romp through varied galleries and a search for the perfect spot to hold the sleepover The list of museums and zoos that hold sleepovers was a nice touch. Imagine Spending Your Birthday At The Museum Join Mason And His Friends On Their Scavenger Hunt Through All The Exhibits That Make Any Natural History Museum So Special The Perfect Birthday Gift For Museum Lovers And Adventure Seekers Alike Mason Couldn T Wait To Celebrate His Birthday With A Sleepover At The Museum Of Natural History His Favorite Place To VisitArmed With Headlamps For The Dark Hallways, A Map, And A List Of Clues, Mason And His Two Best Friends Take Off On A Scavenger Hunt Through Each Hall Of The Museum But They Aren T Just Trying To Solve The Clues They Re Scouting For The Best Place To Spend The NightSleeping Next To A T Rex In The Hall Of Dinosaurs Felt Too Scary And Sleeping With The Monarch Butterflies Would Probably Tickle This Decision Isn T As Easy As Mason Thought It Would BeWherever They End Up, The Museum At Night Is The Best Place For A Birthday Adventure Cute story of a scavenger hunt and sleepover at the Natural History Museum I loved the list in the back matter of museums where sleepovers can be held.A nice way to introduce kids to the fun and splendor of museums. Scavenger hunt riddles throughout a museum tour Fun fact with each exhibit.
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- 40 pages
- Sleepover at the Museum
- Karen LeFrak
- 22 October 2018 Karen LeFrak