The Museum of Nothing
by Steven Guarnaccia
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Pub Date 17 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 17 Oct 2023
Astra Publishing House, Minerva
There is so much more to nothing than you think! Join Oona and Otto on a tour of the funny, fascinating Museum of Nothing in this imaginative read-aloud from noted designer Guarnaccia. This museum proudly displays every kind of nothing. There’s the Hall of Holes (donut, button, black), the Zero Wing, the Nobody Room—where the Invisible Man is the star attraction—and more. With pages full of witty details to discover, this captivating book is perfect for curious kids ages 5-9 looking for their next big mind-bending adventure.
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Average rating from 15 members
This book made me laugh. So creative. I loved all the representations of nothing. I would love to have students come up with more. Great hook to pair with Invisible things.
What an absolute delight! And soooo clever! This book is full of Nothing, and makes the concept fun to learn about for humans small and large (I myself am a large human in this case).
There are loads of visual puns (because it’s about a visit to a museum) and references to works about “nothing”, with an explainer at the end of the book. There are also lots of hidden little nothings for little ones to discover as they read. The illustrations are perfectly done, and the writing is excellent. I cannot recommend this quick, smart and fun read enough!
Thank you to NetGalley and to Astra Publishing House for the ARC.
What an absolute delight! I will be recommending this fabulous picture book to all the kids and parents I see!
It is beautifully illustrated and intelligently written. I love that as Otto and Oona tour the museum we are learning all kinds of things alongside them.
I thought the extra explanations and information at the back of the book was very interesting.
This was extremely cute and full of the most clever little puns. (I’m especially fond of Zero Mostel). I think this book would be so fun to read with middle grades and then have them design a similar museum based on a number of their choice.