Max Explains Everything: Puppy Expert
Max Explains Everything: Puppy Expert
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Max Explains Everything: Puppy Expert

Written by Stacy McAnulty & illustrated by Deborah Hocking
Part of the Max Explains Everything Book Series
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers
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In this fun story, Max helps readers see the work and joy that a puppy can be.

Max is back again to share with young readers more of his expertise, this time about all things puppy. In a telling dedication, McAnulty dedicates the story to her own nieces with the encouragement, “Keep asking and it’ll happen someday,” foreshadowing Max’s secret to step one, “Get a puppy”: Ask a lot. He also flawlessly reasons that while dogs might be lots of work, so is “picking up your room. And washing behind your ears.” While he ultimately realizes—after midnight wake-up calls, indoor potty accidents, and more—that dogs are a lot of work, they’re also “A lot of cute. A lot of cuddle. A lot of love”—which gives him an idea for the perfect name for his own puppy: “Alotta.” With clever inclusions throughout, including witty observations from Max’s grandma, who dryly observes that Max’s dog will think her name is “NoNoNo” since that’s all Max tells her, McAnulty creates an endearing story, with a little instructive commentary, for puppy lovers, especially those, like apparently her own nieces, wishing for one of their own. Hocking’s gouache and colored pencil illustrations are bright and playful, skillfully emphasizing both the work and the delight that a beloved pet can bring.

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Book Details

ISBN
9780399545023
Publication Date
July 7, 2020
Text Details
Text set in Gotham Medium
Illustration Details
The illustrations were created with gouache and colored pencil on Arches watercolor paper, then digitally manipulated.
Reading Age
3 - 7 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2018-056324
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
1163784346
ASIN/ISBN 10
0399545026

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