Beloved dog-poet Max is back and he's taking on Hollywood in this funny, jazzy tale, brought to life by Kalman's bright illustrations.
Maira Kalman is an illustrator, author, and designer. She has created many covers for The New Yorker, including the famous map of Newyorkistan (with Rick Meyerowitz). Kalman is the author of twelve children's books, including five books about Max the dog, which will be reissued by The New York Review Children's Collection- Hey Willy, See the Pyramids and Max Makes a Million (September 2017); Ooh-la-la (Max in Love) and Max in Hollywood, Baby (February 2018); and Swami on Rye (September 2018). She also has designed fabric for Isaac Mizrahi, accessories for Kate Spade, sets for the Mark Morris Dance Company, and, with her late husband, Tibor Kalman, under the M&Co. label, clocks, umbrellas, and other accessories for the Museum of Modern Art. Her work is shown at the Julie Saul Gallery in Manhattan.
"Ordinarily, a dog's life isn't characterized by glamour, but Max
Stravinsky, canine extraordinaire, runs with the in-crowd. Max,
last sighted among the poodles and bulldogs of gay Paree in
Ooh-la-la (Max in Love), here continues his postmodern,
exceedingly quirky adventures. This time he's in Tinseltown to pen
a "sugar-smackin, rootin-tootin, high-spy, sci-fi...madcap musical
mystery" script, and he gets star treatment, even coasting around
in a limo chauffeured by the fabulously suave Ferrrnando stet Extra
Debonnaire." --Publisher's Weekly
"When readers last saw that debonair dog Max, he had met his true love in Paris and was off to seek fame and fortune in Tinseltown ( Ooh-la-la Max in Love, Viking, 1991). This book recounts his Hollywood adventures with the same irreverence, eccentricities, and sardonic wit that make Kalman's other books so unique and so memorable. Once again, the vivid, surreal illustrations punctuate the zany text, but may also stand alone in their offbeat and on-target commentaries. If possible, Max's cinematic antics meet and surpass his earlier escapades as an outlandish expose on human behavior." --School Library Journal
"The ongoing saga of Max the dog--in words, in pictures, in typography--has vaulted across genres, between audiences and beyond expectations...it's truly for all ages." --Booklist