Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Adventures of Max and Pinky: Best Buds

The Adventures of Max and Pinky: Best Buds
Written and illustrated by Maxwell Eaton III
Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0375938036

Max and Pinky are best friends. Max is a boy. Pinky is a pig. (An odd pair, you say? Frankly, we can't figure out why there aren't more stories about boy/pig friendships.) One day, on Adventure Saturday, Max can't find Pinky anywhere. Max worries that Pinky might have been taken away by a gang of crazed bunnies. (We often have this same fear when we can't find something.) Fortunately, the rear end of a polar bear reminds Max of the snack food Pinky loves so dearly. Max hurries to Pinky's not-so-secret stash and finds his pal happily pigging out on marshmallows. Phew! All is well in their world (and ours!) once again.

We love the quirkiness of this story. (Pigs, polar bears and marshmallows? Hey, it works for us!) The simple illustrations and straightforward text will appeal to three and four year-olds. We hear there will be more adventures with Max and Pinky, and we couldn't be happier!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I absolutely agree! My kids love Max and Pinky! I recommend the silly duo to any parent looking for a funny book!