A Good Home for Max

A Good Home for MaxAt night, Tabi, a kind-hearted little mouse, tidies the little toyshop where he lives. He worries about his best friend, Max the Dog, who never gets taken by a customer to a new home. Barnaby the Elephant, Gemma the Giraffe, Clarence the Bear, and the other toys all find good homes with a child to play with and a family to love. Since Max is always kept behind, Tabi decides to help Max find a good home. He tries every trick he knows. Finally, he notices something different. Max is gone. He sneaks on to the toyshop’s delivery truck and discovers that Max has a new home – across the street from the toyshop. And they remain best friends. The patterned, muted-color, paper-craft illustrations have many French words in signs and labels that add to this charming story about friendship. mjw
Title: A Good Home for Max
Author: Junzo Terada
Illustrator
: Junzo Terada
Publisher
: Chronicle Books, San Francisco, California
Copyright
: 2014
Original Language
: Japanese
Original Title
: Tabi no zakkaya (Tabi’s General Store)
Original Publisher
: Gakushu Kenkyusha
Original Copyright
: 2005
ISBN
: 978-1-4521-2702-6
Hardcover pages
: 40
Age range
: 3-5
Genre
: Picture book
Author’s ethnicity
: Japanese
Author’s residence
: Osaka, Japan
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Japanese
Illustrator’s residence
: Osaka, Japan
Subjects
: Dogs, Friendship, Mice, Soft toys, Retail stores, Toys

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