Time length to read: 2-4 min
Age recommended: 2 and up
Author: Reji Laberje
Illustrator: Liza Fenech
Publisher: Triumph Books
Best place to purchase: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Price: $8.95 (Board Book, Amazon and Barnes & Noble)
Hey everyone! So today I bring you not one…not two…but three books in this post, as they’re a series. Max Explores San Francisco, Max Explores Chicago, and Max Explores New York, by Reji Lavberje, are a cute board book series about a little dog named Max and all his adventures to different places. Not only does he visit these cities, but he goes to the cool top tourist places to visit within this city. With Max around, you’ll be wanting to visit these cities with him too!
This series is perfect for any young toddler or child. Not only does the book creatively rhyme with every place he visits, but it gives very informative information about these places Max visits to young children and their parents. There were some places to visit in these cities that I didn’t even know about. It’s a creative way to show these children the different cities, and all the different places you can visit and go to in Chicago, New York and San Francisco. I felt as if I was traveling with Max, visiting all these various destinations. This is a very good starter book for early readers, as well as a great bedtime book for young children. The fun board book will wanting children to read and look at the pictures over and over. The illustrations, done by Liz Fenech, were done very well to match every page of each book. The colorful scenes of places such as the statue of liberty, the golden gate bridge, and Buckingham fountain portray Max’s adventures perfectly. Without these illustrations, it wouldn’t of brought Max’s adventures to life.
If you are looking for a very cute, great early reader book and informative kid lit book to introduce various places to your children and toddlers, these would be the books for you. These aren’t the only adventures that Max has been on, to check out more about the series, they have them all listed here at Barnes & Noble. You can also check them out on the publisher’s website, here. Who knows? Perhaps Max may drop by your city and visit you soon! :)