Publishers Weekly

A gentle lesson awaits the ultrafocused Magnus when a boy befriends him and teaches him that even more important than measuring the “floppiest ears” or the “stinkiest socks” is the “snugness of a hand in a hand.” Though sweet, the turn of events is not treacly, keeping the tale’s pleasing silliness at the forefront. With equal humor, Schindler’s muted, intricately crosshatched illustrations depict a formal, British 19th-century setting, with corseted ladies and men in top hats—the perfect foil to the ludicrous scenes.

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Magnus Maximus Children's Book written by Kathleen Pelley
2015-04-29T17:21:05+00:00

Publishers Weekly

2015-04-29T17:21:05+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Publishers Weekly