Art & Max (2010, Clarion Books) is a brand new picture book from well-known author and illustrator David Wiesner. This clever book is about a friendship between Art, a serious artist, and happy-go-lucky Max. Mr. Wiesner pulled out all the stops to create this masterful work that is sure to be a hit. The story starts as Art is painting and of course, Max wants to paint too. What happens next is just the beginning of a non-stop thrill ride that succeeds in loosening up the serious Art by the end of the book. The illustrations were done in acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and India ink, which seems like a lot, but if you read the book, you’ll understand why Mr. Wiesner chose several different media. This is an unusual, must-see picture book!