Have you taken children to a gallery recently? Did you struggle to explain the work to them in plain, simple English? With this Dung Beetle book, both parents and young children can learn about contemporary art, and understand many of its key themes. Join John and Susan on their exciting journey through the art exhibition, where, with Mummy’s help, they will discover that real meaning does not exist, and that death is final.
The jolly, colourful illustrations will enable the child to smoothly internalise all of the debilitating middle class self hatred contained in each artwork. New words on every page also help the child to identify the concepts, so that they may repeat them at dinner parties and impress educated guests.
'We Go to the Gallery' is the first and original in a series of Dung Beetle Reading Scheme books designed to make scary subjects approachable for the under 5s. Printed in bold colours and written in a clear and cheerful tone, each book will drag families into the darker recesses of the collective unconscious, for their broader cultural benefit.
For just as the humble dung beetle gathers faeces from the forest floor in which to lay its eggs, the child also lays its ‘eggs of knowledge’ in the turd of its own mind.
This book is printed lithographically on high quality artists paper.
Miriam Elia 2014