Maxwell Eaton III kicks off his blog tour at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast tomorrow. He’ll be here for a fantastic guest post on Wednesday, but before all of the excitement commences, I want to introduce you to Max and Pinky through their newest adventure, The Adventures of Max and Pinky: The Mystery.
Max and his friend, Pinky, who happens to be a pig, decide to paint the barn outside their house red. When they wake up the next morning, the barn is Pepto Bismol pink. They repaint it red and stay up all night to guard it only to see it repainted the next day. They set about trying to discover who keeps painting the barn and even set a trap. Young readers will be delighted to discover who the culprit is.
Along with the very cute story are vibrant and equally cute comic-like illustrations that kids will love. They’ll get a few giggles out of the dialog bubbles above the characters’ heads and the elaborate trap that involves a bowling ball, a frog, a chicken, and a duck. The text is simple and sparse enough for a beginning reader to read with little difficulty. Even very young children will enjoy looking at and identifying the different farm animals in the book. This, along with Max and Pinky’s other two adventures, The Adventures of Max and Pinky: Best Buds and The Adventures of Max and Pinky: Superheroes would make a perfect gift for younger readers.
What Other Bloggers Are Saying:
Menasha Kids: "Eaton excels at writing books with few words and lots of laughs. His characters say so much with a simple facial expression. This is simplicity at its best. " (read more...)
Bookgasm: "Cute, and not the least bit nauseating." (read more...)
- Reading level: Ages 4-8
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (October 14, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0375838074
- ISBN-13: 978-0375838071
- Source: Review copy from publisher