I’d Like the Goo-Gen-Heim: A 1970's Trip to the Guggenheim From A Child's Perspective
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I’d Like the Goo-Gen-Heim
I’d Like the Goo-Gen-Heim ($15) is a 1970 children’s book by A.G. Hollingsworth that was found at a library sale and quickly ushered into re-printing by the museum’s press. It’s the story of Andy, a little boy who, upon entering “the most beautiful building” he’s ever seen that seems to “smile at him,” becomes taken with the Kandinskys and Klines inside.
My children, who are 5 and 3 and live in Los Angeles, were captivated by the idea of a spiral building, and after reading the book raced to “Google Images” for a look at the real thing. Now they have a motivation to visit New York — and to pick up a paintbrush. Complete with vintage watercolor illustrations, the book is the first in a new product line, Guggenheim Kids.
CBB Deal: Save 10% on the purchase of I’d Like the Goo-Gen-Heim when you click through this link and enter the code celbaby09 (5/24/09). The discount works on other items too, like the cool kids’ toys, clothing and accessories!