MAX IN HOLLYWOOD, BABY by Maira Kalman

MAX IN HOLLYWOOD, BABY

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Age Range: 8 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In a third romp, the debonair dog who fell in love in with a Parisienne Dalmatian (Ooh-la-la, 1991) is making a film, allowing his creator to sport with Hollywood imagery in every detail. From chauffeur-director Ferrrnando Extra Debonnaire and a bellhop who sings his greeting (``no excess that can vex us...as long as you're a winnah/But if your flick's a flop you'll be whistling for your dinnah'') to Max's assigned yesman and his yesman's yesman (Diddo), wittily caricatured types engage in satirically exaggerated film-world excesses. The sophisticated wordplay and allusions suggest adult readership; but children will also be tickled by the bantering tone, ebullient style, deftly playful art, innovative typography, and special effects (``Silent partners and laundered money provided by Viking''). For those who like this kind of thing, the quintessence of what they like. (Picture book. 8+)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-670-84479-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Viking
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 1992




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