Art and Max Hardcover – 7 Apr 2011
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"A truly original picture-book, celebrating the transformative potential of art and friendship." (Irish Times, Robert Dunbar)
"It just seems to dig a little deeper than many other picture books. A hint of Salvador Dali to the backdrops." (Teach Primary Magazine)
"Beautifully colourful and humorous, with a wise message." (The School Librarian)
"Artwork is wonderful. Lots of humour. Lovely story to share repeatedly." (Bookbag)
"Sophisticated and playful, this beautiful mind-stretcher invites viewers to think about art's fundamentals: line, color, shape, and imaginative freedom." (Booklist)
From three-time Caldecott medalist David Wiesner, a ground-breaking picture book about friendship and art.See all Product Description
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Arthur is a master artist who engrosses himself in realistic portraits and Max is the enthusiastic rising star who is yet to prove he is a painter just as gifted. Their encounter is a hilarious one that turns disastrous as Max accidentally deconstructs the wise ART teacher himself and for all readers to see is layers of layers of artistic mediums that makes up of Arthur are now dispersed/exploded into pieces, colors evaporated into thin air and melted to ground and only the framed wire is left in Max's hand. This book, like Wiesner's Caldecott Medal winning THE THREE PIGS makes me burst into laughter for its unexpected, wild-but well-conceived framework of plots and characters. In dire approaches to bring disappeared Arthur back to life, Max discovers his own excellence and uniqueness and the newly-resurrected Arthur has also gone through `massive changes' influenced by Max to renovate his own style. My son loves the wired cartoon monster-Arthur maybe the most while my daughter is so pleased with Arthur's new look: "mom, look, he got polke-dots all over him.Read more ›
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Very funny and entertaining. Would recommend this for all people with a sense of humour and wonder.Published 1 month ago by joggle.com