A girl, her brother, and their grandmother arrive at the National Gallery of Art. Having been there before, the girl knows she can't take her balloon into the gallery, so she leaves it outside with a photographer, who is taking pictures of people posed with her image of George Washington. Oops, an accident! And the balloon flies away, as you can see in the sequence here. What I like best about this story is that the balloon's adventures are echoed in the famous artwork.
Appearing throughout this grand adventure are images of thirty-two Americans who have made important controbutions to our nation's history and culture. ... How many of these notable men and women can you find? (And don't peek at the answers in the back of the book until you've found them all!)I love this 36-page book! Rated: 10 of 10, couldn't put it down. (Still can't, as I keep going back over the pictures and finding more in it.)