I'd Like the Goo-Gen-Heim
A little boy asks for a big birthday present in this 1970 reissue.
Mon Apr 20 2009
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You may find your kid’s birthday wish list extravagant, but at least she never asked for an entire art museum. That’s just what Andy, a youngster whose lost balloon leads him to Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic cupcake-shaped structure, requests in A.C. Hollingsworth’s I’d Like the Goo-Gen-Heim (Guggenheim Museum, $15). Long out of print, the 1970 gem was reissued after a copy turned up at a library sale. Model your family’s trip to the museum after Andy’s: Take the elevator to the top and wind your way down the ramp. Then snag a copy of the book in the gift shop on your way out. Ages 3 to 12.—Kay Boatner