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Max and Marla Are Having a Picnic

Written & illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
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Best friends Max and Marla are back in this charming spring tale of friendship and forgiveness

Max and Marla know how to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. So when the first sunny day of spring comes along, they’ve got the perfect plan–a picnic! They pack up their favorite dishes and their comfiest blanket and then they’re off to the lake. Once they settle in, Max realizes the picnic needs one more thing to be just right: a bouquet for Marla. But while he’s gone, Marla falls asleep, leaving their picnic prey to some thieving squirrels. Max returns to find their spread ruined and says it’s all Marla’s fault. But best friends can’t stay mad for long . . . Max and Marla Are Having a Picnic is another adorable ode to friendship from fan favorite Alexandra Boiger.

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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Who Wrote Max and Marla Are Having a Picnic

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Alexandra Boiger
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Alexandra Boiger is the illustrator of numerous children’s books, including the #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller <i>She Persisted </i>by Chelsea Clinton and <i>The Little Bit Scary People</i> by Emily Jenkins. Ms. Boiger lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter. Visit her at

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