Parents' Guide to

Art & Max

By Monica Mehta, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Award-winning picture book illustrates the creative process.

Book David Wiesner Arts 2010
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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

highly inspirational!

a beautifully illustrated book that details the creative process in an imaginative way! This is a wonderful book that will inspire you and your child.

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Three-time Caldecott Medal winner David Wiesner does not disappoint in his latest book, which is essentially an exploration of artistic media through his characters. Each page of his bold, vivid illustrations is a piece of art in and of itself, and all of them are linked together with a humorous storyline that kids will connect to. It may even inspire them to try some art experiements of their own!

The creative process is deconstructed in the book's bold, captivating illustrations, which span a variety of artistic media - acrylic paint, watercolor and line drawing.

Book Details

  • Author: David Wiesner
  • Illustrator: David Wiesner
  • Genre: Arts
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Clarion Books
  • Publication date: October 4, 2010
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 8
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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