Max Explains Everything (Hardcover)

Grocery Store Expert

By Stacy McAnulty, Deborah Hocking (Illustrator)

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 9781101996447, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

Max's hilarious guide to the grocery store turns an everyday errand into an adventure.

Max knows everything about trips to the grocery store because his parents make him go All. The. Time. Even when they run out of little things . . . like toilet paper. So he's pretty much an expert. Whether it's choosing the right breakfast cereal or surviving the obstacle course that is the produce section, Max is here to help. Having trouble talking mom into finally getting that puppy she promised? Picking up a bag of dog food might just be the push she needs! And always remember to keep your eyes on the prize--the checkout lane is your last chance to grab the real essentials. Candy! Full of humor and "helpful" tips, Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert is the first in a delightful new picture book series starring kid-expert Max!

A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year

"The single greatest breakdown of grocery store shopping you'll find." --Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8 Production

* "A fun romp around the grocery store that kids will relate to and a wonderful read-aloud." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review


About the Author

Stacy McAnulty’s weekly grocery list always includes healthy items, like bananas and milk; ice cream doesn’t need to be on the list because it's never forgotten. When not pushing a shopping cart, Stacy is writing books for children, including the Ezra Jack Keats honor book Excellent Ed; Brave; and Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years. She also writes chapter books and middle grade novels. She lives in North Carolina with three kids, three dogs, and one husband.

Deborah Hocking stocks up on tea, cheese, and trail mix when she's grocery shopping (she has no idea where those chocolate bars came from), which give her plenty of energy for her favorite activity—drawing pictures for kids! Deborah is the illustrator of The Great Henry Hopendower and the nonfiction picture book Build, Beaver, Build! Life at the Longest Beaver Dam. She lives in a hundred-year-old cottage in Portland, Oregon, that she fixed up with her husband, Jay.


Praise For Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert

"The single greatest breakdown of grocery store shopping you’ll find." --Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8 Production

* "A fun romp around the grocery store that kids will relate to and a wonderful read-aloud." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Max bounces through the pages with seemingly boundless energy. Youngsters will appreciate Max’s tips on turning a usually uneventful outing into some serious entertainment." --The Bulletin

"A charming story about a trip to the grocery store that will resonate with children and adults." --School Library Journal 

"McAnulty and Hocking breathe fresh new life into the chore by presenting it from the perspective of an irrepressible kid. Playful and relatable." --Booklist