Friday, May 1, 2015

Picture Book Friday - Art and Max

Happy Picture Book Friday everyone!


Title: Art & Max
Written and Illustrated By: David Wiesner
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010, Fiction

Recommended Age: 3-7

Opening: Careful Max!
                 Hey, Art, that's great!
                 The name is Arthur.
                 I can paint too, Arthur!
                 You, Max?  Don't be ridiculous.

Brief Synopsis: Art is painting portraits of his lizard friends when Max comes along and creates chaos.

Why I like this Book: I've always loved David Wiesner, but somehow this one flew under the radar for me.  When I discovered this at the library I was delighted.  It is uproariously comical and unusual.  My 4 year-old son Samuel loves it too.  Usually he doesn't ask me to read books spontaneously in the middle of the day, but he asked me to do so with this book multiple times.  It's the perfect book for both kids and adults.

To see more fabulous picture book recommendations visit Susanna Hill's blog here.

13 comments:

  1. Glad your son likes it too! Great book for budding artists!

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    1. Thanks Julie! I whole-heartedly agree.

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  2. The cover of this book hooks me. Lots of Fun!

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  3. This looks especially great for kids who are into art. :)

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    1. It is! It's perfect for little artists.

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  4. I love David Wiesner too. Somehow missed this one. The cover is great!

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    1. Patricia, you should totally check it out!

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  5. I love this book - especially the part about "painting" someone. And the pointillism.

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    1. Yes!!! The pointillism is awesome! Thanks for commenting Sue.

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  6. I just learned last weekend that David Wiesner is "local" (to me!). And this is a new book to me, too. Thanks for sharing.

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