Dad: We just read "Museum Trip" by Barbara Lehman...
Gracie (age 8): Read it? How do you read it? There aren't any words! You make up the words.
Dad: Would the book have been better with words?
Isaac (age 10): It's best the way it is. Words could have wrecked it.
Gracie: They should have called this book "Maze" because that's the main part of the book.
Dad: Tell me about it...
Gracie: A boy got lost in a museum, and then he went into a secret room where he found a bunch of mazes on pieces of paper. He shrunk down and did all these mazes.
Lily (age 6): They're cool.
Isaac: This book is different than other books. It's a story about someone who found mazes, but parts of the book turn into real mazes that he goes through.
Lily: If you want to, you can do every single maze. And you can do it over and over again if you want to.
Isaac: I like the cover. He's pulling the mat back, and behind it you can see a maze.
Dad: So was it real or a dream? Did he really shrink down tiny and go though the mazes, or was it his imagination?
Gracie: Well, at the end he still HAD the medal he got in the last maze.
Isaac: The museum guy and the kid both have medals. So the museum guy did the same thing.
Gracie: It... was... magic...
Isaac: It was magic!
Lily: It would be cool to shrink down and go around a maze on paper.
Gracie: But what if you never got out? What if you got stuck in there? Lily IS the wandering one in our family.
Isaac: It would be cool to shrink down onto paper because - what if somebody saw you?
Gracie: ...and they were like, "Look, Daddy! Little tiny miniature robots are crawling in the maze!"
Isaac: But what if you got wrinkled up...
Gracie: ...and thrown in the trash can!
Author/Illustrator: Barbara Lehman
Published, 2006: Houghton Mifflin
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