I received this book at no cost from the publisherMade by Maxine by Ruth Spiro
Published by Dial Books on October 9, 2018
MADE BY MAXINE
About the Book:
Title: MADE BY MAXINE
Author: Ruth Spiro (Author), Holly Hatam (Illustrator)
Pub. Date: October 9, 2018
Publisher: Dial Books
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD
Meet Maxine, an inspiring young maker who knows that with enough effort and imagination (and mistakes), it’s possible to invent anything.
Maxine loves making new things from old things. She loves tinkering until she has solved a problem. She also loves her pet goldfish, Milton. So when it’s time for her school’s pet parade, she’s determined to create something that will allow Milton to march with the other animals. Finally, after trying, trying, and trying again, she discovers just the right combination of recycled odds and ends to create a fun, functional–and absolutely fabulous–solution to her predicament.
Holly Hatam’s a girl that sometimes wears something pink and sparkly and sometimes dons capes and fights dragons. Some days she’s moody, but other days she shakes her booty. Some days her heart may seek wild adventures, but other days she just wants to be a couch potato.
She is a picture book maker, greeting card designer, and a textile engineer. She is also the #1 New York Times Bestselling illustrator of Dear Girl. Her other books include, What Matters, Tree Song, Maxine the Maker, Jack (Not Jackie) and The Acadia Files.
Holly lives in Whitby, Ontario with her weird husband and even weirder son. But that’s ok, because weird is a side effect of awesome.
Harper Collins, Orca Publishers, Dial Books for Young Readers, Annick Press, Tilbury House, Lady Bird, Usborne Books, Hallmark, American Greetings, Mudpuppy, Baby Bug, Highlights, Chickadee, Little Bee Books, MacGraw Hill, Learning A-Z
Maxine speaks to me and will probably speak to your little explorer as well. I was always trying to build things as a kid and much like Maxine, I had a huge imagination. Things don’t always work out for her, but she tries and sometimes she succeeds. When there is a pet parade, Maxine doesn’t have an easily portable pet, she figures out a way to make her goldfish participate along with the other walkable pets. This adorable picture book should inspire your child to think outside the box and remember that with enough invention, they can solve problems on their own.
1 winner will receive a finished copy of MADE BY MAXINE, US Only.
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