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ISBN13: 9780375838033
ISBN10: 0375838031
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For Max and Pinky every Saturday is Adventure Day. Today is Saturday, but where is Pinky? Has he gotten lost or carried away by bunnies—or is he just off somewhere stuffing himself with marshmallows? Watch Max dive into mud, question a polar bear, and be dissed by a horse named Chuck. Nothing will stop him from finding his pink pal—because a guy will do anything for his best bud!

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"Eaton offers a spry portrait of the friendship between an earnest youngster (whose bald pate calls to mind Charlie Brown) and a perky pink piglet with a penchant for marshmallows in this first book of the Adventures of Max and Pinky. For these best buds, 'every Saturday is Adventure Day!' But one Saturday, Pinky goes missing, so Max searches his pal's favorite places: a 'gooey brown mud puddle,' the 'big red barn' and a 'deep blue pond,' but Pinky is nowhere to be found. The boy lets his imagination go wild. Could he be lost in the woods or 'carried away by bunnies'? The backside of a polar bear (who's been swimming in the pond) reminds him of a marshmallow — the needed clue Max sought. Pinky is hiding in a cupboard, stuffing his face with his favorite fare ('Busted!'). Rendered in black pen-and-ink with digital coloring, Eaton's spare, vividly hued pictures — supplemented by wry asides presented in dialogue balloons — deftly deliver the simple tale's ample humor. Chuckle-worthy images include Max emerging from the gooey puddle coated in mud, Pinky snoozing happily on straw in the coop while an outraged chicken asks, 'Okay, who took my spot?' and Max's fantasy image of the diminutive piglet being whisked away by even smaller bunnies. Youngsters will likely wish to tune in for the duo's next adventure, Superheroes. Ages 5-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Initial inspiration for this story came from a little book Maxwell Eaton III created for an elementary school Spanish class. Denied a pet goat in his

childhood, Maxwell intends to incorporate one into future Max and Pinky adventures. Look for Superheroes, soaring into bookstores this fall.

Maxwell Eaton III lives in Saranac Lake, New York.

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Kathy Williams, February 23, 2007 (view all comments by Kathy Williams)
My children are in love with Max and his best bud, Pinky (guess which one is the pig)! In what is the first book in the series we meet the adventurous, humorous pair and follow them through some of their wacky times together. Except one day when Max can't find his right-hand-pig! And on Adventure Day! a day they always spend together-- you guessed it!-- looking for adventure (and sometimes marshmallows)! Max searches everywhere, meeting a number of animal friends along the way including a disgruntled chicken, and a vacationing polar bear. Children will love guessing where Pinky could be (hopefully not carried away by a pack of bunnies!) and adults will appreciate a little bit of extra humor (think Sesame Street). Slapstick, wit, fun and, of course, adventure! My children love Max and Pinky and I'm sure yours will too. We can wait to read the next book 'Superheroes' in the fall! Hey, watch the marshmallows!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375838033
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Animals - Pigs
Author:
Maxwell Eaton
Author:
Eaton, Maxwell, III
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Hide-and-seek
Subject:
Best friends
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
friendship;adventure;picture book;pigs;marshmallows
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Adventures of Max and Pinky
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.25x9.81x.33 in. .66 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
05-08

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Product details 32 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375838033 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Eaton offers a spry portrait of the friendship between an earnest youngster (whose bald pate calls to mind Charlie Brown) and a perky pink piglet with a penchant for marshmallows in this first book of the Adventures of Max and Pinky. For these best buds, 'every Saturday is Adventure Day!' But one Saturday, Pinky goes missing, so Max searches his pal's favorite places: a 'gooey brown mud puddle,' the 'big red barn' and a 'deep blue pond,' but Pinky is nowhere to be found. The boy lets his imagination go wild. Could he be lost in the woods or 'carried away by bunnies'? The backside of a polar bear (who's been swimming in the pond) reminds him of a marshmallow — the needed clue Max sought. Pinky is hiding in a cupboard, stuffing his face with his favorite fare ('Busted!'). Rendered in black pen-and-ink with digital coloring, Eaton's spare, vividly hued pictures — supplemented by wry asides presented in dialogue balloons — deftly deliver the simple tale's ample humor. Chuckle-worthy images include Max emerging from the gooey puddle coated in mud, Pinky snoozing happily on straw in the coop while an outraged chicken asks, 'Okay, who took my spot?' and Max's fantasy image of the diminutive piglet being whisked away by even smaller bunnies. Youngsters will likely wish to tune in for the duo's next adventure, Superheroes. Ages 5-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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