Friday, February 11, 2011

Art & Max by David Wiesner

Max's enthusiasm for painting leads to the coloration, de-coloration, and disappearance of Art, a true artist. However, Max's enthusiasm doesn't fail him. Art is soon back, better than ever. In fact, Max has taught Art a few things about painting.

What I thought: A delightful book. Art and Max are great characters. I wonder why Wiesner chose lizards, but I really like them. The minimal text really lets the pictures do the talking. My favorite illustrations are Art losing all his scales and Max & Art painting. This would pair well with Bruce Whatley's Wait! No Paint!

Story Time Themes: Art, Painting

(Clarion, 2010)

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