"Max & Charlie" is a children’s book written by Zack Lieberman and illustrated by Louis Neubert. It follows the adventures of a young boy named Charlie, whose dog Max leads him into several amazing situations. Getting profound advice from those he encounters (and a few bruises), Charlie and his buddy Max (aka Sgt. Slobberface) have quite a day!
The vivid illustrations make this a bright and engaging book that I suspect will do a great job of fascinating young children who won’t be distracted by the words. I think the text itself gets a little convoluted for youngsters, and I feel the mixed message conveyed might be confusing but certainly could open the door for discussion. There are whimsical elements, a fair amount of subtext and social commentary, and a fascinating alternative look at New York. This is a vivid visual feast that is not a typical ‘boy and his dog’ story and even the cover gives an inkling that there is more depth to the book than one would realize at first glance.
MAX & CHARLIE is a graphic novel adventure through the chaos of New York City. We follow our reluctant young hero (Charlie!) as he chases his silly beagle pup (Max!) through a beautiful dreamed day in the city. But there's something a little strange about this place and we hope you read the book to discover what's what!