Armor & Animals (Hardcover)

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Armor & Animals (Hardcover)

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What do knights in shining armor have to do with slimy snails and porcupines? A lot, actually! Armor & Animals brings together two things kids love to provide an entryway into the world of art. The armor collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, beloved by its young visitors, provides the remarkable helmets, shields, and more that appear in the book, and which experienced museum educator Liz Yohlin Baill compares to the shells, scales, and spikes that protect animals.

Lively text paired with bright, modern graphics and real-life armor informs kids about art and animals in tandem. A rhino crashes into a knight, teaching kids that a group of rhinos is called a crash—so stay out of the way! Dragons may be imaginary, but a fire-breathing dragon etched on armor can still make a horse look extra tough. Kids can consider the helmets, goggles, and other "armor" they use that help make their own activities safer, and connect art to their world as they learn.
Liz Yohlin Baill is Collections Interpreter for Youth and Families at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She has held positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Chicago History Museum and has developed award-winning content for kid-friendly audio guides, exhibitions, and more.
Product Details ISBN: 9781616899554
ISBN-10: 1616899557
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2021
Language: English
"I like the design of this book quite a lot, and I think they do a pretty clever job of showing how human ingenuity replicates nature. A fact it would behoove us all to remember."
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