Monday, July 2, 2018

Summer Reading Series: Max and Marla Are Having A Picnic #WIN

by Alexandra Boiger

 What a delightful book about two friends, a little boy Max and his pet Owl Marla. The two are so excited that spring has finally arrived and they plan a big picnic to enjoy the first day of beautiful weather. Some problems happen and the two have a tiff. That night they make up and have a special indoor picnic. I loved the sweet story. While there is conflict there is also a nice learning opportunity with they way the characters resolve the issues. We were able to make this book into a small teaching moment about friendship. Books that are well written, and enjoyable but also have a lesson are my personal favorites and this one fits all those criteria!


About the Book: Max and Marla know how to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. So when the first sunny day of spring comes along, they've got the perfect plan--a picnic! They pack up their favorite dishes and their comfiest blanket and then they're off to the lake. Once they settle in, Max realizes the picnic needs one more thing to be just right: a bouquet for Marla. But while he's gone, Marla falls asleep, leaving their picnic prey to some thieving squirrels. Max returns to find their spread ruined and says it's all Marla's fault. But best friends can't stay mad for long . . . MAX AND MARLA ARE HAVING A PICNIC is another adorable ode to friendship from fan favorite Alexandra Boiger.

About the Author: Alexandra Boiger grew up in Munich, Germany, as the youngest of seven children. She studied graphic design at the Fachhochschule Augsburg before working in feature animation at Warner Brothers and DreamWorks. After working in animation, Alexandra decided to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a children's book illustrator, gathering a following as the illustrator of the popular Tallulah series. Max and Marla was her debut as both author and illustrator. Alexandra now lives in the Bay Area with her husband and daughter.

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