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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (113 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Banks Narrator: Andrew Watts Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9781470354213
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Max's Words by beloved children's author Kate Banks is "in a word: captivating" (Booklist). Benjamin collects all kinds of stamps, and Karl has a huge collection of shiny coins. Neither of them, however, will let their younger brother Max touch any of their neat stuff. So since his brothers won't share, Max decides to start collecting on his own. But what should he collect? How about . words! Using scissors, he begins snipping words out of periodicals. "This tale pays homage to the written word and may get children thinking about cutting and pasting their own stories ."-School Library Journal, starred review

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly | 1/20/2014

    " Max's dragon seems to be more of a cloud than a real dragon, except on the very last illustration, where he is depicted playing croquet. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stacy268 | 1/18/2014

    " Wow. A let down after Max's Words. My 2nd graders who loved the first title, down right didn't get this one. Banks seemed to be trying to get too much into this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greta | 1/11/2014

    " Thought this one was really clever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelli | 1/5/2014

    " Max spends a day finding rhyming words and using his imagination to make those words come to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/21/2013

    " See review for Max's Words. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Magila | 12/8/2013

    " Beautiful and quirky art. A few good rhymes. Otherwise terribly disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina Bontrager | 7/17/2013

    " This would be a great book to use when teaching rhyme. The characters have to develop internal rhyme to control the story. The story also demonstrates cooperation skills. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 7/2/2013

    " This is a book not only about rhyming but about opening yourself up to imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Heidingsfelder | 6/7/2013

    " Pub date: 2008: Picture Book: I loved the illustrations and use of rhyme in this book. I especially enjoyed how Max engaged his older brothers in his imaginative play. My four-year-old loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 5/12/2013

    " Great book for teaching/reinforcing rhyming! Students would love it especially boys. Could also use to introduce poetry. Definitely a good read aloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Erhardt | 12/29/2012

    " This us a fun book about rhyming words, though I didn't like it quite as well at Max's Words by the same author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pauline | 12/2/2012

    " VERY clever story - Robby loved guessing the rhyming words in each part; beautiful illustrations as well! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deanna | 11/21/2012

    " The only reason it gets two stars is because it has a couple of dragons in it. In this house that's pretty "cool." I thought this book was very poorly written. I didn't "get" it. If I was eight I would say this book was "dumb." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 10/13/2012

    " This is a great literacy book. This little boy is so exciting about words and is always teaching his brothers something new. This book is specifically about rhyming words. After reading, students could go and write using rhyming words just like Max. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LJ | 8/19/2012

    " At first I thought this would be just about making words rhyme, but there is a great story too. I loved the creative word play and the resourceful imaginations of the three boys playing croquet (sometimes in the rain). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 8/11/2012

    " The story is imaginative and this is a good book to use with children learning rhyming words. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Megan | 7/28/2012

    " i think max did too much LSD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dolly | 4/27/2012

    " We really enjoyed this book; it's about discovery, imagination, creativity and friendship. Our girls loved the rhyming parts and we really enjoyed reading it aloud together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin | 3/24/2012

    " Didn't like this one as much, but the real judge is my son and he hasn't gotten it yet - I just bought it because I enjoyed the other two "Max" books so much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 2/21/2012

    " I agree this was a fun book for rhyming and I think Banks' did a good job. My little brother loved the book and he is six. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Styling Librarian | 2/14/2012

    " Great follow up to Max's Words! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie Gelson | 1/1/2012

    " Usually love Kate Banks books and their celebration of word play and language. Didn't love this as much but may require more readings or testing it out as a read aloud. "

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About the Author

Kate Banks is the award-winning author of many books, including This Baby. She lives in the south of France.

About the Narrator

Andrew Watts has over twenty years of experience working as an architect, specializing in facade detailing in Paris, London, Melbourne, and Dubai on projects with a wide range of construction technologies. He runs his own company, Newtechnic, which is a firm of London-based architects who create facades in collaboration with leading architects.