Max Makes a Million

Max Makes a Million Max s dream is to live in Paris and be a poet even though no one will buy his poems and he is penniless But living in New York City isn t so bad Where else could he have friends like Bruno who paint

  • Title: Max Makes a Million
  • Author: Maira Kalman N. Paulsen
  • ISBN: 9780670835454
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Max s dream is to live in Paris and be a poet even though no one will buy his poems, and he is penniless But living in New York City isn t so bad Where else could he have friends like Bruno, who paints invisible pictures, or Marcello, who builds upside down houses FUll color illustrations.

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    1. I've given more copies of this book away than any other I've ever owned. It's good for poets, dreamers, artists, kids who enjoy rhymes, people who love dogs, and anyone who needs a good pick-me-up.

    2. 1990 quirky Maira Kalman book, written by a woman who is actually allergic to dogs, yet the first in a series! Pretty funny. About a dog who wants to go to Paris. He needs cash to pull that off. It's a pretty complex book, maybe as much for adults as kids, not a typical kid book, that's for sure. How many times can I say the word quirky? It's my go-to Kalman word, and maybe also funny and effervescently kicky. Great colorful art.

    3. 1990 quirky Maira Kalman book, written by a woman who is actually allergic to dogs, yet the first in a series! Pretty funny. About a dog who wants to go to Paris. He needs cash to pull that off. It's a pretty complex book, maybe as much for adults as kids, not a typical kid book, that's for sure. How many times can I say the word quirky? It's my go-to Kalman word, and maybe also funny and effervescently kicky. Great colorful art!

    4. Maira Kalman is no secret. She has really made it. I'm glad. Max and her beautiful dreamy painted illustrations are wonderful. Her characters are not bounded by gravity and I like that. For awhile in college I think I wrote a lot of my emails in a voice not unlike that of Max. "Ha!"

    5. I bought this book before I had a son, because I loved the story (about a dog who's a poet and gets a million dollar book deal) and the artwork. Excellent excellent excellent.

    6. "He meant to blow the saxophone but, man, he blew his nose instead . . ." How can you not love a book with poetry like that!

    7. This book hits all of my marks…a dog? A poet dog? A poet dog who wants to go to France? References to artistic and musical and literary geniuses of 1920s Montmartre??? Sign me the heck up. Does it get better than this? (Yes–with the second book in this series, but outside of this series? Probably not).Kalman’s artwork for her book is incredible. The text does not stand apart from the illustrations–it becomes it. That’s part of why her illustrations are so incredible, including her refe [...]

    8. Max the dog tells about his life with his people. Some of his friends are artistic, and Max himself is a poet. His dream is to go to Paris. When his book of poetry is sold by his agent he is eager to tell everyone.

    9. More Kalman from her imaginative and quirky trove, although this one doesn't reach as high a mark as Smartypants and Learning from Lincoln. In this book she enlists Max the dog in her task to explore the desire to grow up and take on a calling, in this case to be a poet.And every day I pause on the corner of Salami and Pastrami and tape a poem on the wall.Kalman's signature style with her energetic palette, playfulness with the position of the text, a little verse this time, and forceful depicti [...]

    10. The story of Max, a dog who is a poet, who wants to publish his poetry, and who dreams of moving to Paris some day. Inspiring theme of reaching for your dreams. I would give it 4 stars but I wonder how many kids relate to selling poetry manuscripts, literary agents, or fancy dinner parties. Even clothed in a funny dog, those things are too grown-up and esoteric for the picture book crowd. Interesting text placements on some pages. Very creative copyright page.

    11. This is fun, but it's ended up in the picture book section at my library, where I don't think it's likely to be appreciated. And I've just learned that a local grade one class is reading it, which I think is a mistake--this is way too complex for someone who's still learning to read, and, like a lot of poetry, the word play is wonderful, but that's also hard for a new reader.

    12. Max Makes A Million Max the dog, a dreamer and he sells his book and he makes money. Enough to go on a trip to Paris.His dream is to sell his book of poems and to live in Paris. Anybody can achieve what they set their mind to do.I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

    13. So unusual, unique, and quirkily odd. The story of Max the dog, a poet, and his desire to get a book deal and move to Paris. This book may not have huge kid appeal, it feels very adult to me. Too weird for me.

    14. Maria Kalman books are always great - for kids and their parents. (Guaranteed to not make your eyes glaze over - you'll get a kick out of her books as much as your kids will!)

    15. An unusual flight of fancy about a dog who wants to move to Paris and be a poet. Didn't care for the layout.

    16. one of my FAVORITE children's books, also for adults. Maira Kalman's illustrations are amazing. Very quirky stuff!

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