Peppa Does the Exhibits! Peppa Pig and the Day a the the Museum by Neville Ashley
AT BREAKFAST MUMMY AND DADDY HAVE A SURPRISE.
"WE HAVE A SPECIAL DAY PLANNED!" SAYS MUMMY.
"WE ARE GOING TO THE MUSEUM!"
Peppa and George haven't a clue where they are going for this special day and what they will do when they get there. Mum says they will see "special things."
???? That doesn't narrow it down much!
Daddy says some of the things are extremely old--even older than he is!
As they drive to the museum, Mummy and Daddy try to describe some of the sorts of exhibits they will see.
Peppa zooms in on the Queens' Gallery, with jeweled crowns, ornate thrones, and fancy dresses!
George is down on the gowns but strong on the "Dino-Saws!" Is there going to be a museum stalemate?
Learning to share is not just learning to share toys. It is also learning to share experiences, to take turns letting the other do what he or she wants to do, too. So George patiently views more of the royal tresures than he would otherwise choose, and Peppa provides some sisterly backup when he finds the Hall of the Dinosaurs just a bit TOO awesome at first, with ginormous Dinosaurs gnashing big fangs and slashing spiked tails.
Then George meets up with his friend Edmund, who directs them to the Space Room, where the family gets to bounce around in helmets like nearly weightless astronauts on the moon as they experience low gravity. The whole family has a blast(off) in a simulated space trip that is figuratively over the moon!
Of course, a visit to the museum is not complete without a souvenir from the gift shop and a little smackerel of something from the snack bar, Daddy's favorite "exhibit," in Noelle Ashley's Peppa Pig and the Day at the Museum (Candlewick Press, 2015). This new addition to the series is a perfect prep for preschoolers' first visit to a museum, whether with family or with a school class, with the added theme of allowing everyone some time with their favorite "special things!" Fans of the veddy, veddy British Peppa Pig cartoon show will find this one spot on!