Get ready for gold-digging glee!
Strut in with your best bossy slippers for the launch of GOLD! by the one-and-only David Shannon! From the creator who brought you classic story time favorites like No, David!, Bad Case of Stripes, and Duck on a Bike comes a retelling of Midas and his golden touch. As part of our over-the-top celebrations we will have donuts made of gold... golden dough that is and encourage everyone to wear their silliest slippers. Best for silly folks ages 4+.
Masks are required for attendance.
A riotous retelling of the Midas myth by the Caldecott Honor--winning and New York Times bestselling author of No, David!
Maximilian Midas was a peculiar little boy.
He didn't much like chocolate and he didn't play with toys.
The first word that he uttered when he was one year old
Wasn't Mama, wasn't Papa; what Maxie said was, "Gold!"
Max Midas isn't like the other kids. Instead of trying to make friends, he decides to make millions and spends it all on what he loves best: GOLD. Gold statues. Gold fountains. Piles and piles of gold, and atop them all, a golden castle. But one day, things get lonely inside his shiny castle and Max finally learns that gold isn't worth anything without friends and family by your side.
David Shannon, the Caldecott Honor--winning and New York Times bestselling author of No, David!, is back with a riotous romp that's sure to be a beloved classic.
About the author/illustrator:
David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of thirty-five books for children, including No, David!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and four more David picture books. Shannon's bestsellers include A Bad Case of Stripes, Duck on a Bike, and Too Many Toys. He lives in Southern California with his family.
Photo credit: Provided by publisher
Fittingly over the top with gold-digging glee, this Midas retelling uses every one of Shannon’s magnificent gifts of style, zest and bling to wondrous heights. Sure, we spot the prepubescence of a particular politico, but readers will be pouring over the comic details in the larger-than-life paintings and be rewarded with an ending that satisfies.
(Picture Book, ages 4+)
— From Staff Picks by Maureen