You Can’t Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum

Our rating: ****½

Balloons simply aren’t allowed in the art museum. But the kind door guard promises to keep an eye on the little girl’s balloon so she and her grandmother can continue their tour. The balloon is safely attached to the railing… until a pigeon unties it when the guard’s back is turned. And so a fantastic chase begins as the guard strives to recover the balloon before the little girl and her grandmother get back.

A hilarious story! The book is completely wordless, using only pictures to show the turns of events—which are comical to no end. As the balloon chase continues, more and more people get involved, and one of my favorite parts is that whenever it shows what the girl and her grandmother are looking at in the museum, that piece of art is paralleled somehow by the balloon-chasers.