Sleepover at the Museum
Today is Mason’s birthday. He is having a sleepover with his friends, Zoe and Will, at the Natural History Museum. Their tour guide, Jessie, tells them about a scavenger hunt: if they answer all the questions right, Mason gets to choose which room he and his friends sleep in. There are five clues. There are rhymes that lead them to different exhibits. Where will Mason choose to sleep? Will they finish the scavenger hunt? Will Will’s will hold up? Read the book to find out!
This is a picture book. The illustrations are clever. There are shadows related to the answers of the puzzles following Mason and his friends to the party. My favorite picture is the one with the Tyrannosaurus rex. It looks cool. The reasons Mason gives for not staying in some of the rooms are a little strange. I think he already knows which room he wants to sleep in. The clues are on the title page. All the stuff in his room relates to different exhibits. There is a lot of different stuff in the picture, but there’s one thing that shows up more than the others.
The scavenger hunt wasn’t very hard. I think it is fun to solve yourself, without looking at the answers. There’s a map of the museum at the front of the book with some of the answers to the clues. In the back of the book, there is a list of real museums that have sleepovers.
I think six- to eight-year-olds who are curious about natural history will like this book.
|Karen Lefrak • David Bucs, Illustrator
|Crown Books for Young Readers
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