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Botticelli's Bed & Breakfast

Pienkowski, Jan

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ISBN 10: 0684835231 / ISBN 13: 9780684835235
Published by Simon & Schuster, 1996, 1996
From Books (Nashville, TN, U.S.A.)

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1st prtg., hardcover, near fine condition, no dj pictorial boards, fold-out pop-up, desk, blm50. Bookseller Inventory # 18406

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Title: Botticelli's Bed & Breakfast

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1996

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

About this title


Open the covers of this unique book to form a spectacularly zany mansion in which 56 great works of art are waiting to be found. The treasures are everywhere, from Mona Lisa climbing a ladder into the kitchen to Monet's Water Lilies freshening the toilet bowl. A tongue in cheek, house tour booklet offers amusing hints for readers as they go about identifying masterpieces by the likes of Bosch, Goya, Monet, Rodin, van Gogh, and Whistler. (The solution key is tucked away behind a secret panel in the library.) This is an irresistible and wholly original gift for art lovers -- or for anyone who appreciates clever and humorous entertainment. It is sure to reveal new treasures every time it is opened.

From Kirkus Reviews:

Pienkowski, an award-winning illustrator of children's books, takes the art of the pop-up book to a new level of ingenuity and intricacy with this witty visual treasure hunt. Fifty-six great artworks are scattered through the ten old, sometimes haunted, rooms of his creation, Botticelli's Bed & Breakfast. The Honeymoon Suite is occupied by the Arnolfinis (Vermeer's young bride and groom), while Vermeer himself can be found painting in Van Gogh's attic upstairs (Mr. Van Gogh being absent due to a ``shaving accident''). Whistler's mother (``our oldest resident,'' claims the guidebook) sits in the library in front of the TV, watching the Da Vinci Fitness Training program, while Michelangelo's David, dressed in skivvies, brushes his teeth in the bathroom. Pull-out tabs, secret doors, and underground hideaways add to the whimsy and wit of Pienkowski's inventiveness. Take the guided tour yourself. And if you can't locate all 56 artworks, there's a key to identify them--ah, but where is the key hidden? -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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