Maximillian Villainous
Maximillian Villainous
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Maximillian Villainous

Written by Margaret Chiu Greanias & illustrated by Lesley Breen Withrow
Published by Running Press Kids
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For anyone who loved Leonardo, the Terrible Monster, this is a humorous and important book about learning to follow your heart and proving that kindness can outweigh villainy any day. Maximillian Villainous is a monster who doesn’t have the heart to be a villain. His famous family pulls pranks on the likes of Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, and Max spends his time undoing them. So when he brings home a bunny to be his sidekick, Max’s disapproving mother hatches a plan. She challenges Max and the bunny to become a devious duo; otherwise . . . the bunny hops. If they want to stay together, Max and the bunny have no choice but to go against their nature. They blunder into villainy with comical effect until Max discovers that embracing his good heart may just be the key to pulling off the most devious deed of all and winning his family’s acceptance. Delightfully fun and irreverent, Maximillian Villainous is an empowering story about embracing one’s true self and finding acceptance. Up and coming illustrator Lesley Breen Withrow brings the characters to life with bold and colorful illustrations in a style reminiscent of Richard Scarry.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780762462971
    Publication Date
    August 28, 2018
    Page Count
    40
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2016963267
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0762462973

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