Friday, October 22, 2010

Week 3.1: Art&Max

David Wiesner's new book Art & Max definitely left me scratching my head. But since it was a David Wiesner book, it had to be purchased. His book, Tuesday, was the first book I ever purchased for my own classroom and to this day, it is still my favorite book. 
Art&Max had quite a few text features going on that forced me to read the book several times. The layout is similar to Wiesner's earlier work (he was doing graphic novel layouts before they were cool) but I found the dialogue to be difficult to follow. Until....on my third read...I realized they are in different colors and fonts to help those who can't figure out which character is talking. (Like me!)
While this book has limited text, I wouldn't recommend it for little ones. There are many details that could be missed if you aren't looking carefully.