Maximillian Villainous

Maximillian Villainous

by Margaret Chiu Greanias


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ISBN-13: 9780762462971
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 809,551
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Margaret Greanias was inspired by her children's love of the Despicable Me movies and all things Minion when writing Maximillian Villainous, her debut picture book. She lives with her husband, three children, and a fluffle of dust bunnies in the San Francisco Bay area.

Lesley Breen Withrow is the illustrator of several picture books, including You're My Boo by Kate Dopirak and Bunny Bus by Ammi-Joan Paquette. Her artwork can also be seen on many products, including stationery collections and children's games, toys, and apps. Lesley lives on beautiful Cape Cod with her family, a couple of crazy cats, and her daughters' large and ever-growing collection of stuffed animals.

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Maximillian Villainous 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
NVCrittenden 5 months ago
What is a monster to do when his intentions are less than villainous? Maximillian finds a perfect solution to both live up to his family name and not betray his own true nature.
CreatingCuriousKids More than 1 year ago
Maximillian just doesn't have an evil bone in his body. But his family protests when he brings home a bunny for a pet. Greanias and Withrow pair hilarious text and adorable illustrations for a perfect Halloween (or anytime) read filled with hijinks and heart.
coffeysnewreads More than 1 year ago
Parents naturally want their children to follow in their footsteps. Max Villainous belongs to such a family. Sometimes, their children want to forge a different path in life. Max, tired of the pranks his family pulls on Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and Mother Nature doesn’t quite have the heart to be a villain. One day, Max finds a bunny. Bunny’s as sweet as can be so although Max is enamored with him, Max’s mother delivers three villainous options for Bart and Max to carry out or Bart is history. Read this endearing read to find out how Bunny and Max satisfy Max’s family and stay true to themselves at the same time. Favorite Line- “Thirteen generations of first-class villainy wiped out by a bunny,” . . . Withrow’s illustrations are big, bold and expressive. The characters jump out on the pages, which include many two-page spreads. The Villanious family portraits are child-friendly and detailed.
PAwriter4kids More than 1 year ago
This story is FUN! Sure, there's an underlying theme of being true to yourself, and good triumphs over evil, but the language is playful ("evil up!") and the characters' attempts to "reform" and become evil are delightfully silly. Paired with adorable illustrations, this book is a winner. The "monsters" are cute and shouldn't scare your little ones.
ReaderWriterEducator More than 1 year ago
Most kids can identify with not fitting in and will love this little monster with a big heart. A fun and clever monster story bound to bring giggles and rereads.
JessicaOliveros More than 1 year ago
This is an adorable and humorous story about a monster who doesn't fit in. In a family of villains, he is just too nice. When his mother says he can keep his new pet bunny on condition he completes certain villainous tasks, Maximillian has to think outside the box and find a creative solution for completing the tasks while not losing himself. My favorite line: "Look a bunny parade!" Lots of funny, laugh out loud moments. The distinctive, bright illustrations lend to the atmosphere of this satisfying story about being yourself.