Mar 14, 2011
Art & Max
Art & Max by David Wiesner
Illustrated by David Wiesner
David Wiesner's books are all works of art. Literally. It's hard to pick which of his books I like best: Flotsam (amazing), Tuesday (hilarious), Free Fall (mesmerizing)...the list goes on an on. So I decided to write about his most recent one, Art & Max. As expected from Wiesner, his illustrations are beautiful. But unlike his other books were the text is a distant second to the illustrations, this time around in Art & Max, the story and dialogue is also at the forefront.
Arthur is an artist and Max just wants to learn how to paint. From the start, Max causes all kinds of trouble, from misunderstandings to a complete break down of words and art (and Art!). Art and Max is a blast.