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The Adventures of Max and Pinky by Maxwell Eaton III
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Nov 20, 08

bookshelves: picture-books
Read in November, 2008

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!

This book in the series continues the charm and wit of the earlier books. The illustrations are bright colored and great fun. The asides of many of the other animals in the picture add to the fun, though they could be skipped when reading the story to a group. 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.

Highly recommended. This book will project well to a group, and children will adore the changing colors of the barn. Guaranteed to get them giggling. Appropriate for ages 3-5.

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