The colors are bright and cheerful and Max, even while he’s driving everyone insane, is adorable. The store looks like an upscale grocery store with lots of choices of fresh food and fish, towering aisles of cereal, and most customers carrying shopping bags, rather than carts. Milo’s mother has endless patience with his shenanigans, even when he keeps whining for treats and sneaking things into the cart.
Verdict: This is funny and the art attractive, but it’s probably not going to appeal to parents who are trying to teach their children not to beg, whine, or sneak things into the cart in the store or who have to juggle multiple children and a tight budget when shopping. Best-suited for older kids who can be suitably superior about not partaking in Max’s bad behavior and parents with a strong sense of humor. The first in a series, I’m interested in seeing what adventure Max has next.
ISBN: 9781101996447; Published 2018 by G. P. Putnam/Penguin; Review copy provided by publisher; Donated to the library