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Like most little guys, Max wants to be a big fish too! Sorry Max. You're already a huge splash even smaller-in this wonderful Board Book adaptation of The Adventures of Max the Minnow.U.S. Patent No. 5,941,570; 6,149,201...

Title : Max the Minnow (Eyeball Animation!)
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ISBN : 9781579390754
Format Type : Board book
Number of Pages : 28 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Max the Minnow (Eyeball Animation!) Reviews

  • Rachel
    2019-06-07 19:59

    As a child, I adored this book. I loved the aquatic setting and the unique art style used therein, and I would spend a lot of time just looking at the pictures.As I grew older, I remembered the illustrations and the silly, googly eyes of the book, so I revisited it (properly, this time).In the struggle to fit where you think you or others would like you to be, you'll inevitably fail. It's only when you make steps to improve yourself, rather than force yourself to fit the mold someone else has established, that you'll truly find your 'place'. Using food as the vehicle in which Max could 'achieve' his projected goals, children can see a visual of the ramifications that occur when you force yourself to fit (Max got fat, unhealthy, and there were consequences). I would definitely recommend this book!

  • Aneesa
    2019-06-15 16:02

    Going back to the Little Free Library. This book includes fat-shaming, being laughed at with no reproof, and a nebulous moral.

  • Kiana Gerard
    2019-06-07 21:46

    The Adventures of Max the Minnow by William Boniface is such a good book to read to kids of all ages! Just looking at the title can be very engaging to a lot of kids. The title portrays tiny Max the minnow in front of a huge fish with enormous eyeballs that pop out of the book. Just wiggling the book makes the eyes shake. As I flipped through the pages, the giant 3D eyes transferred from one page to the other, giving another character big eyes. The test is blended in with the ocean scenery. If you read the book aloud, the text has a sing-song as you read along. The text is no bigger than a stanza and resembles a lot like modern poetry. The plot of the story is about a minnow named Max who wishes he could be big like the larger fish in the sea. He goes in this crazy adventure encountering creatures like turtles, octopi, and sharks. He tries to bulk up and gain weight to try and be like the other bigger fish. A moral that Boniface put in his book was the saying that you are what you are. You can't change what you were born to be. Small fish were made small. They were born that way. William Boniface is just trying to say that some features, especially on our bodies, are some things that we can't help and can't change. He teaches the important lesson to love yourself no matter what size you are or what color your skin might be.I really enjoyed this book personally as a kid. Reading this book now made me feel like I was a kid again. William Boniface makes reading fun for early and intermediate readers who are adventurous and love a good laugh. The brief test of the pages give kids an insight to under what's happening in the story rather than read and find out. His colorful images and big googley 3D eyes catch a child's attention to the story. The book is easy to read and such a joy to read over and over again.

  • Katie
    2019-06-04 16:45

    After reading lots of books to my toddler many times over, I find the ones that are my favorites that I don't mind reading. This book is one of those. I love the rhyme of the book along with the incredible illustrations. My son loves to wiggle the book around to watch the eyes jiggle. It is a fun book for both of us. We bought it at the Memphis Zoo.

  • Sally Bruesewitz
    2019-06-06 18:05

    Max the Minnow wanted to be a big fish. He asked his friends, saw how the blowfish puffed up and tried to overeat his way to becoming bigger. Max narrowly escapes being eaten by a shark and realizes that brains means more than bulk. This is a cute board book with googlie eyes, rhyming text, bright colored pictures and a nice message about being happy with yourself.

  • Jessica Wirth
    2019-06-09 16:03

    My kids really love all these books! The google eyes (they're 3D and move about) are appealing. The story rhymes and has colorful illustrations. From a parent perspective, I love the little moral lesson that is being told as well as the realistic glossary at the end regarding all the fish mentioned in the story and a little bit about them. Educational and entertaining! Perfect!

  • Ebookwormy1
    2019-05-26 15:56

    I'm not sure my son understands all that is going on here. But, he loves the rhythm of this story, it's aquatic setting and, of course, the eyeballs popping from the book. For me, the moral to groove on your own self instead of trying to be like others, as well as a hat tipped to fitness, is good. recommended. We will be checking this out from the library again.

  • Katie
    2019-06-19 14:46

    My oldest child's new favorite book, I have read it over and over and over and over and.... So, I'm pleased to say that this little story is one real underwater adventure with true staying power. And including the glossary of underwater creatures at the end is fantastic!

  • Heather
    2019-06-10 21:01

    The eyes were a main attraction with this book. The kids were entranced. The story was poor, and the illustrations were kind of lame. So I suppose I don't recommend this book, because googly eyes alone do not a book make.

  • Deeanna
    2019-05-22 14:05

    My son loves the wiggly eyes!!!

  • Brittany
    2019-05-19 19:48

    This book is really appealing to younger kids because it has 2 giant eyes that stick out of the book! A fun read!

  • Erin Banet
    2019-05-23 22:02

    This book is great! The google eyes are so cute! A wonderful story about being yourself!

  • Teresa
    2019-06-09 14:49


  • Abigail
    2019-06-03 18:03

    Aww trying to keep kids healthy!

  • Meg McGregor
    2019-06-19 20:01

    Max learns that it is alright just to be himself - a lesson all children need to learn. And of course the big eyes are the perfect "hook" to get littles to pick it up and read it.

  • Megan Gery
    2019-05-29 13:52

    Cute story, good moral. M (3) loves the moving eyes.

  • Sweetsweet
    2019-06-02 14:41

    It was about a minnow named max and hid under coral all day long watching the other big fish.

  • Elana
    2019-06-14 17:55

    A great friend gave this to Max for his first birthday. The story is cute, and Max loves the rolly eyes.

  • Kate
    2019-06-14 19:02

    Ill-scanning verse and a fat-phobic moral.

  • Justin
    2019-06-11 14:03

    I found this to be kind of creepy, but very captivating.

  • Allison
    2019-05-24 20:42

    Max the minnow is soooo awsom!every body should read it.

  • Melanie
    2019-06-18 15:02

    Brad brought this home from a bussiness trip for Connor---and he LOVED it! It is a darling story and teaches a gret lesson about doing the best you can with what you got!!

  • Angela Barakat
    2019-05-31 20:02

    I read this with both my children.