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The Adventures of Max and Pinky: The Mystery

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  59 ratings  ·  16 reviews
MAX AND PINKY have painted the barn a nice, classic shade of red. But the next morning—it’s pink! They paint it again, but the very next day it’s plaid! What is going on?!

Something weird is going on—weird and mysterious! But never fear, adventure-loving readers. The best buds will ask the silliest questions, make the nuttiest alarm system, and get stuck in all sorts of pla
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 14th 2008 by Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published 2008)
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Demisha Mcclain
The Mystery written by Maxwell Eaton III, was one of the most hilarious children stories of the mystery genre that I have ever read. What immediately drew me into this book was the cover. Although it was simple it was a great cover for communicating to the reader that the story is a mystery. The picture of Max and Pinky flashing a flash light with the title “The Mystery” in it was perfect. Not only was the cover a great example of a context cue for young readers, but so were all the pictures in ...more
Max and Pinky return in another adventure, this time filled with mystery and intrigue. Max and Pinky set out to paint the barn red. They just manage to finish the entire structure before dark. But when they awake, the barn is PINK! They repaint. They guard it all night, but fall asleep. And now it's plaid! Finally, they decide they must investigate. They look for clues, conduct interviews, and set a trap. Who is the mystery painter? You'll have to read it to find out!

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Nov 07, 2012 Marit added it
Shelves: fantasy, humor, friendship
This book was a really wonderful and funny. The visual jokes in this book made me laugh so much. Max and Pinky is so sweet to each other and I thought this book was a heart-warming story about the value of true friendship. The book is a great picture book and the text was easy to read because it was short sentences per page, which is very good for the young children. The speech bubbles from some of the characters was very funny and made the book very funny. I think the speech bubbles is great to ...more
I really liked this book! It is silly and engaging throughout, and the element of the mystery will keep children reading until the end. Great for ECE level readers.
Max and Pinky work all day to paint their barn red. The next morning it is pink. It again takes all day to repaint the barn and the next day it is orange plaid. Can they solve the mystery? Eaton (The Best Buds) once again elevates goofiness to fine art. When Pinky asks the gopher “What is your favorite color?” The gopher answers “Three!” And the visual jokes are also laugh out loud hilarious. This latest installment in the Adventures of Max and Pinky is another heart-warming story about the valu ...more
Rebecca Smith
Maxwell Eaton III wrote an adorable children's mystery about Max and Pinky. They decide to figure out what is causing the barn to keep changing colors. This book is perfect for young children, between the ages three and eight. The drawings are simple and somewhat crude but they fit with the storyline and add to the entirety of this mystery. I recommend this book for parents and teachers with younger children.
I loved how simple it was to read. It was a sort of "sentence-per-page" type of book, which is great for really young kids. But it also had speech bubbles from some of the characters; these were also simple and easy to read/understand. The story is simplistic and yet interesting. The illustrations are cute and colorful. All around awesome book.
Max and Pinky decide to paint the barn, but in the morning it is different than they way they left it; they set out to find out what happened and solve the mystery. Easy reading for first and second grade, bright simple pictures to attract younger ones' attention and fun for older kids (and adults) with its comical sidebars.
Amy Brown
Funny mystery for the preschool set. Max and Pinky paint the barn but when they get up the next day the barn has been painted another color. They repaint the barn but the next morning find that it has been repainted again. Who could be doing this? Max and Pinky are determined to solve the mystery.
Beth Chandler
Fun story about painting a barn--and the mystery is kinda hard to figure out.

Illustrations are simple yet appealing, and add to the fun of the story. Good visibility for storytime even though the book is small.
These two characters hit home with the kids in our program. We read them today and they loved it. The illustrations are adorable and the story is lively and entertaining.
Book should work for a wide variety of ages depending on how it is presented. Enough little things to keep parents entertained while the kids follow a fun story.
Apr 26, 2009 Molly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: funny
Cute story about a mystery of who keeps painting the barn. It gets funny and cute patterns and colors everyday. Fun mystery and great for a younger crowd. Ages 2+
Alethea A
Not as brilliant as the first but I'll take anything with Max & Pinky as long as there are marshmallows.
Adorable story for young readers with some sly little adult humor added at surprsing places.
"max and pinky sequel, friendship, sleepwalking, detective"
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