Max's Words

Max's Words

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Max's brothers have grand collections that everyone makes a big fuss over. Benjamin collects stamps and Karl collects coins, and neither one will share with their little brother. So Max decides to start a collection of his own. He's going to collect words. He starts with small words that he cuts out of newspapers and magazines, but soon his collection has spilled out into the hall. All the while, his brothers are watching. Benjamin brags that he has one thousand stamps. Karl is just a few coins short of five hundred. But a thousand stamps is really just a bunch of stamps, and a lot of coins is only a heap of money. A pile of words, however, can make a story.

Bright, bold pictures incorporating clever wordplay accompany this highly original tale about a younger brother's ingenuity. This title has Common Core connections.

Max's Words is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374399498
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publication date: 08/08/2006
Series: Max's Words Series , #1
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 77,934
Product dimensions: 10.29(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: 510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

In addition to Max's Words, Kate Banks and Boris Kulikov have collaborated on The Eraserheads and the sequel to Max's Words, Max's Dragon. Ms. Banks has written many other books for young readers, including And If the Moon Could Talk, winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and The Night Worker, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. She lives in the South of France. Mr. Kulikov has illustrated a number of books for children and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Max's Words 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Tracy-M More than 1 year ago
I used this book in 1st grade to introduce how words are used to create exciting sentences. So many mini lessons can come from this book - how to sort words, how to add adjectives to simple sentences, etc. Gave students "Word Journals" afterward to start collecting their own words. Great success! LOVE this book! Thanks Kate Banks!
donut33 More than 1 year ago
I used this book to teaching writing in second grade and my kids loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 2nd grade class to start a word study. The kids loved the story and the illustrations. They also loved cutting apart magazines to find words that they could join together to create interesting phrases to improve their own stories. The kids were able to manipulate words easier after they had cut them out... just like Max, the main character in the story. As a parent, it was a whimsical tale that my own elementary-aged children enjoyed.
Booklady123 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book would work very well as a read aloud and to use in connection with a vocabulary lesson or writing sentences. (It would work well with a lesson on sharing, too.) Students will enjoy hearing the story read aloud and may even be inspired to create their own word collections. Kulikov's excellent illustrations are designed around the stories that Max creates with his word collection. This will allow young readers to find clues to help them with the harder words.In addition to showing how to create sentences using a variety of words, the story also illustrates the value of working together. In the beginning Max's brothers refuse to share their collections with him, but once they see how cool his word collection is that want words, too. Max agrees to share, if they share.This is a good edition to any elementary classroom or school library.Recommended for Pre-school to 3rd GradeMrs. Archer's Rating: 5 of 5!
JoseDelAguila on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When his brothers won't share their stamp and coin collections, Max starts a rather unusual collection of his own: words clipped from magazines and newspapers, then creatively recombined into stories. With its deft interplay of words and pictures, this book celebrates the magic of language and-best of all-out-of-the-box thinking.
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Great story for for children who are learning how to read and write. It is especially good for teaching children how to make sentences. My son had a little difficulty with reading and some of the things the little boy did in the book, he did with his reading tutor. Great for children who are struggling with reading and writing. I am a teacher and I throughly enjoyed reading it to my son.
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