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Monday with Maxim: The Amazing Maltese

Title

Monday with Maxim: The Amazing Maltese

Illustrator

Rory Smith

Publisher

JumPskip Productions

Pages

35 pages

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780615543901

Genre

realism

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; same-sex parents; lesbian

Annotation

"In Monday with Maxim, The Amazing Maltese," Jessie is intent on training her neighbor’s dog, Maxim, to sit. She enthusiastically starts off the day using her imagined powers to transform an ordinary handkerchief into a magic scarf. Wrapping the scarf around Maxim’s neck, she begins the challenging—and sometimes futile—task of getting him to sit, with uproarious and surprising results. "Monday with Maxim, The Amazing Maltese," is the first book in The Jessie Books series, which offers an inspiring story for each day of the week, featuring a precocious little girl who lives with her two moms in Queens, New York.

Grade Level

K-3, 3-5

Family Formation

lesbian mothers

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

indirect

LGBTQ+

female/female

Keywords

dog training; patience; self-esteem in children

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Monday with Maxim: The Amazing Maltese

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