Art & Max: 12/29/15
Art & Max by David Wiesner is about a pair of reptile friends, both who love art. One, Art, is a great painter and the other, Max, is an enthusiast.
Things, though, go awry when Max suggests that Art paint him. He means his portrait but Art takes him literally. Most of the book then is Art trying to undo his mistake, leading to bizarre and humorous results.
Art & Max strikes me as the most mainstream of David Wiesner books. It has a fairly straightforward plot and illustrations. It is a gentle introduction to Wiesner's books. I hope it encourages children to try out his older and more surreal books.