Deborah Davis' wonderfully written and colorfully illustrated book will delight and thrill young children and even turn them into passionate art lovers. Hopefully they'll want to visit the real Guggenheim Museum someday (and walk down the ramps really slowly!)
-Jennifer Stockman, President, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
The book is unique in that it weaves modern and contemporary masterworks into the storyline, to engage young minds to truly consider these great works of art. Because the action is driven by the character's response to these works, the reader is also encouraged to look closely and respond. I liked it so much I’m sending it to my grandchildren!
-Walter E. Massey, President, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Lovely illustration by artist Sophy Naess depicts Frank Lloyd Wright's marvelous spiral and successfully highlights the reproductions of work from the Guggenheim's collection. In addition to writing a lively story, Deborah Goodman Davis has chosen artwork that acts as an overview of seminal 20th century art, exposing young minds to the breadth of modern and contemporary art-making.
-Richard Fishman, Professor of Visual Arts, Brown University
Davis' creative story will captivate young readers and lead them on a visual journey through 20th-century art and architecture, enticing them to look closely, ask questions, and be inspired.
-Stephanie Wiles, Director, Herbert F Johnson Museum, Cornell University
Kids will love joining young Lizzie on a Guggenheim adventure! Through her tale of Lizzie's encounters with Chagall and Picasso paintings to Brancusi and Bourgeois sculptures, author Deborah Davis playfully opens up all kinds of possibilities for how the youngest of museum goers can meaningfully connect with modern and contemporary art.
-Janet Bishop, curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art