Meet Maxine, an inspiring young maker who knows that with enough effort and imagination (and mistakes), it’s possible to invent anything
MADE BY MAXINE
by Ruth Spiro, illustrated by Holly Hatam
Dial Books for Young Readers, October 2018
Maxine loves making new things from old things. She loves tinkering until she has solved a problem. She also loves her pet goldfish, Milton. So when it’s time for her school’s pet parade, she’s determined to create something that will allow Milton to march with the other animals. Finally, after trying, trying, and trying again, she discovers just the right combination of recycled odds and ends to create a fun, functional–and absolutely fabulous–solution to her predicament.
Author Ruth Spiro and illustrator Holly Hatam worked very hard to make sure that it was really possible for all these creations to work.
Ruth Spiro is the author of the “Baby Loves Science” series and “Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist”. Holly Hatam is an illustrator and graphic designer. She holds a degree in graphic design and fine arts. She is also the owner and designer of TearDrop Paperie, where she designs and sells cheeky paper products.