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Max Found Two Sticks

Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
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About The Book

A young boy discovers the joys of making music in this rhythmic, irresistible picture book from Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Brian Pinkey.

One day when Max doesn’t feel like talking to anybody, he finds two sticks that make a perfect pair of drumsticks. He starts with a Pat…pat-tat on his thighs. Then he’s Dum…dum-dedumming on some boxes. Until finally he’s Cling…clang…da-BANGING on the garbage pails.

Suddenly, when a marching band Thump-di-di-thumps around Max’s corner, the most wonderful thing happens, and Max learns that you don’t need to talk to say how you feel—especially when you’ve got music.

About The Author

Photograph © Christine Simmons

Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including Martin RisingIn Your Hands; On the Ball; The Faithful Friend; Duke Ellington; and In the Time of the Drums. His many awards include two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustration Award, four Coretta Scott King Illustration Honors, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and frequent collaborator, Andrea Davis Pinkney. Visit him at BrianPinkney.net.

About The Illustrator

Photograph © Christine Simmons

Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including Martin RisingIn Your Hands; On the Ball; The Faithful Friend; Duke Ellington; and In the Time of the Drums. His many awards include two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustration Award, four Coretta Scott King Illustration Honors, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and frequent collaborator, Andrea Davis Pinkney. Visit him at BrianPinkney.net.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 1, 1994)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780671787769
  • Ages: 5 - 8

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