|By (author):||LaRochelle, David|
|Illustrated By:||Wohnoutka, Mike|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs|
|JUVENILE FICTION / General|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner|
|Size:||9.31in x 6.75in x 0.44in|
|From The Publisher*||Move over, Spot. . . . Spoofing classic primers, Max the Dog talks back to the book in a twist that will have fans of funny early readers howling.|
See Max. Max is not a cat-Max is a dog. But much to Max's dismay, the book keeps instructing readers to "see the cat." How can Max get through to the book that he is a DOG? In a trio of stories for beginning readers, author David LaRochelle introduces the excitable Max, who lets the book know in irresistibly emphatic dialogue that the text is not to his liking. Illustrator Mike Wohnoutka hilariously depicts the pup's reactions to the narrator and to the wacky cast of characters who upend Max's-and readers'-expectations as the three stories build to an immensely satisfying conclusion. Hooray, Max, hooray!
|Review Quote*||Sardonic cartoon drawings and the play on words cleverly elevate the repetitive, Dick-and-Jane pattern to include humor and suspense. Children, who are frequently subject to the control of others, will delight in seeing Max mirror their emotions and turn the tables. Kids will cheer for the affronted Max in this well-crafted early reader with surprising outcomes.|
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
|Biographical Note||David LaRochelle is the author of many books for young readers, including Isle of You, illustrated by Jaime Kim, and Moo!, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka. He is the recipient of a Sid Fleischman Humor Award as well as a Bell Award for Early Literacy. See David LaRochelle in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.|
Mike Wohnoutka has illustrated more than twenty books for young readers, including Moo! by David LaRochelle. He is also the author and illustrator of several picture books, including Croc & Turtle. See Mike Wohnoutka in Minneapolis.