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Thursday 28 March 2013

Review: Max and George

Max has just one friend. His name is George, and he appears in any kind of window - shop windows, car windows, train and house. Max loves hovering near windows to find his sweet bunny friend. He loves chatting to George and sharing jokes.

"What are you laughing at? Who are you talking to?" adults ask Max. They just don't understand.

Max and George share a lot of the same qualities. They are around the same height, dress the same and even move the same. When Max is feeling happy, George is, too. Same for when he's feeling jittery - and today, Max is feeling particularly jittery.

Why? Because it will soon be his first day of school. But not to worry - George will be with Max the whole way. Will his new school chums find his friendship with George strange? Or will school herald a whole new way of being for Max?

This is a lovely story about courage, growing up and stepping into new friendships whilst still holding close the comforts of childhood. Sentimental yet without schmaltz, Max and his 'imaginary' friend is something many children will relate to.

As is her way, Sue deGennaro's astonishingly beautiful, creative, ultra modern yet whimsical illustrations perfectly portray the connection between Max and George - and a friendship that will last forever.

Title: Max and George
Author: Cori Brooke
Illustrator: Sue deGennaro
Publisher: Viking, $24.99 RRP
Publication Date: 19 March 2013
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9780670076352
For ages: 4 - 10
Type: Picture Book