A wacky pictorial variant on the young person's guide to the orchestra. Max the elephant loves playing musical instruments, and he drives his father mad with the noise - but then, when he stops, everyone misses his playing. The book ends with a huge, triumphant orchestra of Max and his friends.
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PreSchool-Grade 1-- Another charmer from the creators of Leo, Milton, Boris, Owliver, and other memorable characters. Max is a wonderfully lumpish hippopotamus, musically talented from his mother's side. He plays every instrument imaginable while the neighbors (and his father) long for quiet. When Max's mood changes and he becomes involved with sports instead, the neighborhood discovers that all that peace is driving them crazy. Kraus provides a typically upbeat ending, and Aruego and Dewey's amusing and colorful drawings, instantly recognizable, will not disappoint their old fans. This team's crowd of appreciative preschoolers can only grow. --Ann Stell, The Smithtown Library, NY
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Of this harmonious romp about a hippo virtuoso, PW lauded the "complex repertoire of expressions" of a "wonderfully chunky, distinctive cast." Ages 3-6.
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Book Description Random House UK, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099911000