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Made by Maxine

Meet Maxine, an inspiring young maker who knows that with enough effort and imagination (and mistakes), it's possible to invent anything. Maxine loves making new things from old things. She loves tinkering until she has solved a problem. She also loves her pet goldfish, Milton. So when it's time for her school's pet parade, she's determined to create something that will allow Milton to march with the other animals.

Finally, after trying, trying, and trying again, she discovers just the right combination of recycled odds and ends to create a fun, functional — and absolutely fabulous — solution to her predicament. This uplifting picture book with a resilient narrator is sure to please young tinkerers.

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"Throughout, the quasi-collaged appearance of the digital art style seems right at home with Maxine’s activities. Spiro describes Maxine’s inventive efforts with such verbs as 'tinkered' and 'repurposed' as she makes Melvin 'a spectacular tank' and 'a pedal-powered fish-feeder'.... Her ultimate creation adds more fun to the story (and more verbs: 'fixed and fiddled,' 'up-cycled,' 'de-constructed and re-constructed'), as do Spiro’s many humorous asides and Hatam’s joyful, expressive illustrations." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Ruth Spiro
Illustrator Holly Hatam
ISBN 0399186298
Publication Date Oct 9, 2018
Publisher Dial Books
Language English