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.
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.
Outside Philadelphia, P.A.
Date of Birth:
February 5, 1956
Place of Birth:
Rhode Island School of Design -- BFA in Illustration.
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I bought this book because my 2 1/2 year old is named Max. And it turned out to be one of my best book purchases for him. He LOVES it! He has me read it to him 3-4 times a night. And then he'll just look through it over and over again asking questions. He can not get enough. And I love it because of the art. It's beautifully done!
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