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Art & Max Kindle Edition
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Amazon Exclusive From Author David Wiesner: The Development of Art & Max
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These images show the development of the opening spread for my latest picture book, Art & Max. Given that a picture book is so brief, the opening pages must set the scene and introduce the characters in a concise and effective way. On the half title and title pages of Art & Max, I show Max racing across the landscape, from left to right. Now, on pages 4 and 5, he enters the scene as the story begins.
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About the Author
- ASIN : B005CRQ2T4
- Publisher : Clarion Books; Illustrated edition (November 15, 2011)
- Publication date : November 15, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 15301 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 40 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #261,660 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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I enjoyed the book a great deal, but I worried kids would be disinterested; I appear to be wrong. The first-grader's I've worked with loved it; best of all for different reasons. Some loved the exuberance of Max; some the outburst and withering of Arthur. Some even looked beyond the main narrative and followed the silent stories of the other three lizards. There were a few kids who did not care for it; expressive reading can cure much of this.
This book lacks the grandeur of some of Wiesner's other works, such as Flotsam, Sector 7 or my personal favorite June 29th, 1999. Its setting is sparse, with just 5 characters (2 speaking) and (excellent) desert landscape the background. This is not a bad thing, just a different feel that takes some getting used to. Those who are used to Wiesner's work will appreciate Art & Max after a few reads. Those who are new should have no problem at all jumping into the story.
This is a great book that will remain in my library and on my suggestion list for children. Every time I feel I've dissected the book, I discover some new twist in the artwork or storytelling that prompts me to reread again. I do not believe the story will be enjoyed by everyone, but there is so much quality to find for those who do enjoy it.
Top reviews from other countries
However, there was not really anything that I could see outstanding in either the plot or the artwork here to merit the high prices for the book. It was an average kids' book without much of a plot. Decent but not exceptional artwork here.