Art & Max

Hardcover | September 24, 2010

byDavid Wiesner

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Max and Arthur are friends who share an interest in painting. Arthur is an accomplished painter; Max is a beginner. Max's first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various artistic media, which turn out to have unexpected pitfalls. Although Max is inexperienced, he's courageous-and a quick learner. His energy and enthusiasm bring the adventure to its triumphant conclusion. Beginners everywhere will take heart.

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Max and Arthur are friends who share an interest in painting. Arthur is an accomplished painter; Max is a beginner. Max's first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various artistic media, which turn out to have unexpected pitfalls. Although Max is inexperienced, he's courageous-and a quick le...

David Wiesner is internationally renowned for his visual storytelling and has won the Caldecott Medal three times-for Tuesday, The Three Pigs, and Flotsam -the second person in history to do so. He is also the recipient of three Caldecott Honors, for Free Fall, Sector 7, and Mr. Wuffles . He lives near Philadelphia with his family.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 9.34 × 11.33 × 0.41 inPublished:September 24, 2010Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0618756639

ISBN - 13:9780618756636

Appropriate for ages: 4

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A thought-provoking exploration of the creative process? .Funny, clever, full of revelations to those who look carefully-this title represents picture-book making at its best."- School Library Journal, starred review "Children will giggle and marvel? .Triple Caldecott winner Wiesner delivers a wildly trippy, funny and original interpretation of the artistic process."- Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This small-scale and surprisingly comedic story takes place against a placid backdrop of pale desert colors, which recedes to keep the focus squarely on the dynamic between the two lizards and the wide range of emotions that Wiesner masterfully evokes."- Publishers Weekly, starred review "Sophisticated and playful, this beautiful mind-stretcher invites viewers to think about art's fundamentals: line, color, shape, and imaginative freedom."- Booklist, starred review "[A] visual meditation on the effects of illustrative style. . . . Detailed with Wiesner's signature craft and wit."- The Horn Book "Longtime children's book legend David Wiesner takes exciting risks with his newest book about two art-making critters."-The Huffington Post"