Big Max

Big Max


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"The world's greatest detective" follows the clues that lead to the King of Pooka Pooka's missing prize elephant. "The character of Big Max, a kind of miniature Sherlock Holmes, is well drawn in both words and pictures." —SLJ.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064440066
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/19/1978
Series: I Can Read Book 2 Series
Edition description: Illustrated
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 192,996
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile: 470L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kin Platt (1911–2003) was the author of the perennially popular I Can Read Book Big Max, as well as several outstanding young-adult novels and the Max Roper mystery series for adults. Mr. Platt was also a noted cartoonist.

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Big Max 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reason for Reading: My son read the book to me as his reader.Comments: The King of Pooka Pooka calls in Big Max to find his missing elephant, Jumbo, who was kept in a locked courtyard with no possible way out. Big Max, who travels by umbrella, takes the case and follows the clues to solve the mystery and find the beloved Jumbo, as today is his birthday. Big Max is an adorable character! Very helpful and clever in following the trail of clues, not letting a false clue steer him wrong for long. My son really enjoyed this book! He found the mystery aspect exciting and tried to guess what was happening ahead of Big Max. He also thought the story was very funny and we had some laugh out loud moments. A huge success as it had ds wanting to read more than was required of him at almost every sitting! Robert Lopshire's illustrations are priceless and Big Max is a comical pastiche of the old-time detective with his deer stalker Sherlock Holmes outfit, hat pulled down so low that his magnifying glass seems to be his only sight and his diminutive size challenges him to live up to his name, Big Max. A well-written story, with plot that is sure to please young readers. This is still in publication and is now being published as a Level 2 reading level in the current series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was little, I loved this book. I still have my copy and i can't wait for the day that I can share it with my own children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite book growing up and took me about 10 years to find it again. Since then, my brother found out I had it and borrowed it for his kids...Now I am buying it for a friend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic children's yarn which quickly grasps the attention of the young ones and is still witty and amusing for the adult. It has become a family tradition to give, have, and of course read this fantsatic title!