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Ooh-la-la by Maira Kalman
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Mar 29, 08

bookshelves: absolute-guilty-pleasures, garden-of-childhood-delights
Recommended to Kat by: the cover!
Recommended for: silly loving people
Read in January, 1995

Ah, Maira Kalman - we discovered the clever wit of Max early on in my child's adventures in bookland and didn't stop. The pictures are a treasure in themselves with happy color, eccentric details and hooty little visual puns or twists. My son even had the little Max dog doll with removable clothing and hat and even little writings in the inner pockets. He was so loved and still has all his sartorial details which is impressive since he traveled everywhere. (not unlike the well-traveled Max.) Such silly fun and very sophisticated, but this book exudes love and care. Anyone who has read Kalman knows how creative her books are and this one lives up to the standard of excellence. Drink a Yoo-hoo or some other silly drink and laugh yourself silly. A classic from another dimension that I wish existed more often.
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