Move over Red Fish, Blue Fish and Mo Willems. Make room on the shelf for this LOL early reader.
Actual laughing-out-loud occured when our product test took this one for a spin (unprompted, by the way). It's a winner!
Best for ages 3-6, but funny way beyond.
See Max. Max is not a cat--Max is a dog. But much to Max's dismay, the book keeps instructing readers to "see the cat." How can Max get through to the book that he is a DOG? In a trio of stories for beginning readers, author David LaRochelle introduces the excitable Max, who lets the book know in irresistibly emphatic dialogue that the text is not to his liking. Illustrator Mike Wohnoutka hilariously depicts the pup's reactions to the narrator and to the wacky cast of characters who upend Max's--and readers'--expectations as the three stories build to an immensely satisfying conclusion. Hooray, Max, hooray!
Author: David LaRochelle
Illustrator: Mike Wohnoutka
Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Book Award for Young Readers!
What happens when a cat tries to be a dog? With this second wry primer, the creators of See the Cat return to demonstrate that standing in for a friend can be trickier than expected.
The dog is sick today, but have no fear—the cat is happy to take his place! But when the book (who is very bossy) tells her to dig a hole, the dirt-averse cat finds a way to accomplish the task while keeping her fur pristine. And when the book demands that she fetch a stick (in the water!) or guard a sheep (from a wolf!), the cat responds in very un-doglike ways. Can the book and the cat reach a happy ending? With simple, repetitive phrases and tongue-in-cheek humor, this spoof on a classic early reader pits a well-meaning but slightly dramatic cat against a highly persistent book in a comical battle of wits that will have kids yowling.
The Geisel Award–winning creators of See the Cat and See the Dog return for a comical new spoof on primers—and this time the cat, the dog, and the book are grappling with some curious things they can’t see.
See the wind blow the leaves.
See the wind blow the leaves off the page.
See the wind blow the dog off the page.
It’s not easy to enjoy a picnic when you have unseeable interlopers to contend with! In a new trio of stories for beginning readers, the affable Max the dog and mischievous Baby Cakes the cat encounter a scare-happy ghost who has a run-in with a mirror, the wind at its blustery best, and a teeny-tiny fairy with a wayward wand who may have met her match. With playfully meta flair, author David LaRochelle and illustrator Mike Wohnoutka bring back their lovable characters for an amusing foray into things that go “Boo!,” “Whoosh!,” and “Hey! . . . Will you let me back into the book?”