The Adventures of Max and Pinky
by & illustrated by
Age Range: 5 - 7
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Evildoers and marshmallows beware: Max and Pinky are back for their second great adventure, and this time they’re playing at battling the forces of evil as Mighty Max and Stubby Sidekick. Actually, Pinky isn’t too thrilled about having to fill the sidekick role. Whenever he and Max go out to play, he’s the one who ends up plugging up the volcano (while Max saves whales) or getting bonked by asteroids (as Max deftly moves them away from the Earth). When Pinky quits the game abruptly, it isn’t long before someone new needs help. Max! His best friend performs a daring rescue and our two heroes fly off with Pinky dropping broad hints about how he’s looking for a good sidekick these days. Though perhaps a little less original than its predecessor, Eaton’s thick black lines and sublime sense of humor will undoubtedly please fans and whet the public’s appetite for future adventures. (Picture book 5-7)

Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-375-83805-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Knopf
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2007