A Good Home for Max

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Author: Terada, Junzo

Brand: Chronicle Books

Edition: Illustrated

Format: Picture Book

Number Of Pages: 40

Release Date: 09-09-2014

Details: Product Description In a little shop in a little town, lives a little mouse named Tabi. Each night Tabi tidies the shop, puts out new merchandise, and plays with his animal friends. But when, day after day, Tabi's best friend Max the Dog doesn't find a good home, Tabi realizes he has a bigger job to do. In this sweet, heartwarming picture book, celebrated artist Junzo Terada reminds us all that there's no place like home. From School Library Journal PreS-Gr 1—Tabi, a mouse, lives in a shop. At night, he cleans the shelves and arranges the toys so people can find them. He is concerned that Max the Dog has never found a home, so he tries everything he can think of to make customers notice him. Terada brings a unique quality to his illustrations. Each page looks as if the artwork has been designed on brown paper bags. The yellowish-brown hue gives the story an old-fashioned feel. Items displayed on the shelves are labeled in French (lait for the bottles of milk or confiture marmalade for jam). However, this book has been translated from Japanese, and the conclusion is confusing. It is not clear just how Max found a home, but he is smiling on the final page. Pass on this friendship title. There is a slim chance for rereadings.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Review "Warm and endearing, Tabi will enchant readers."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review - - "A celebration of the power of friendship."--Jen Robinson's Book Page - - "This magical tale about the transformative power of friendship, love, and finding home is heartwarming and reassuring."--Booklist - - About the Author Junzo Terada is a celebrated designer, illustrator, and fine artist based in Osaka, Japan.

EAN: 9781452127026

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

Item Condition: New