Monday, May 25, 2009

Max the Minnow: William Boniface
The totally cool thing about this sturdy board book is the eyeballs. They're actually balls about one inch in diameter, and they're weighted, so they follow you no matter how you tilt the book--even if you flip it over to the back cover.

The eyeballs are so eye-catching that you almost miss the fact that the book is actually an empowering story about self-worth. A little fish named Max wants to be a big fish, but eventually realizes . . .

That "Big Fish" aren't just made.
It's what you do with what you've got,
That helps you make the grade.

I noticed that the book has been reprinted well over twenty times, so these pop-eyes are very pop-ular!

Max the Minnow
by William Boniface
illustrated by Don Sullivan
Accord Publishing, 2000

~ Joan Holub, author-illustrator


Lorie Ann Grover said...

This is such a great review, Joan! Love it!

Cassie said...

I want this book for my little ones! You showcase awesome books!