Maxine Machine is a feisty, freckled heroine under the age of ten who has a love of adventure and particular skill for invention—just like her parents. They invented a "lab-ro-dog" for her named Chip who can perform the most peculiar tricks. Now this special little girl has caught the attention of Loona the Moon. Join Maxine, Chip and Loona as their fantastic travels are about to begin!
This rhyming, read-aloud adventure features:
Spectacular illustrations Beautiful narration Great music Fun sound effects Bonus interactive & educational artwork
Watch videos, discover Maxine's Scrapbook and follow Max and her friends on Twitter, Facebook and more at: maxinemachine.com
What Others are Saying about The Fantastic Travels of Maxine Machine:
“A great bedtime story! Max is a unique character filled with spunk and curiosity. Max's adventures will spark your own dreams.” -- Emily (Age 11)
“I loved the book! She did a great job!”
-- Alexandria (Age 6)
“Waring's inviting narration brings you into the rich world of Maxine's life and imagination. Children will love Max's treehouse home full of inventions, most especially Chip, her lab-ro-dog companion. The soothing voice of the storyteller makes The Fantastic Travels of Maxine Machine a perfect choice for bedtime or anytime reading! Looking forward to more adventures from Maxine!” -- Laney Nielson, M.Ed.
“Having read hundreds of children's books to my two young boys, The Fantastic Travels of Maxine Machine is a remarkable book and stands out on many levels. My boys generally like books featuring boy characters. So for my boys to love the adventures of a little girl says a lot!" -- William Mackey, Co-Producer of the S
undance movie One Too Many Mornings
"[Maxine] is a great role model for children, especially Black girls, who too often are told they cannot dream and have few talents to share with the world. We look forward to many more tales of Max, Chip & Loona the Moon!” -- Colette Holt, Esq., Attorney and Grandmother
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Equivalent to Sundance film bottled into a kids book.
Having read hundreds of children's books to my two young boys, The Fantastic Travels of Maxine Machine is a remarkable book and stands out on so many levels. My boys generally like books featuring boy characters. So for my boys to love the adventures of a little girl says a lot.
The story is fun, exciting, adventurous, beautifully illustrated and written and just an all around great read.
As someone who takes great pride in producing well-told stories on the silver screen, what Yasmin Waring has accomplished with her rhyme and story is the equivalent of a Sundance film bottled into a beautifully crafted children's book.
Love the Artistry
As a visual artist, the first thing I noticed was the artwork. I love the artwork! It is so rhythmic which works well with the writing. The writing is awesome. Poetry is perfect for children. It keeps their attention and when done right, it can be so memorable. The last thing I'd like to add is, I wish there were more childrens books for little Black girls when I was growing up. The author is on to something and I hope she continues in that direction.
Great Bedtime story
A great bedtime story. Narration is very soothing and the sound effects bring it to life. Best for 9 and under. Looking forward to more Maxine adventures!