Art & Max by David Wiesner

Today's featured review comes from kidlitosphere fixture Travis Jonker: blogger at 100 Scope Notes, elementary school librarian, returning Cybils panelist, School Library Journal contributor and occasional cartoonist (here's a fun example featuring one of our other Cybils nominated titles).

ArtMax Travis reviewed Fiction Picture Books nominee Art & Max by David Wiesner earlier this year. Wiesner, who won a Caldecott medal for an earlier book, Flotsam, returns with the story of two artistically inclined lizards, Art and Max. Art is the professional, and Max wants to learn to paint–with some hilarious and near-disastrous results. Says Travis:

Using acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and india ink (all of which figure into the story itself), Wiesner has concocted one of the more uniquely beautiful books of the year.

Read the full review here.