Kate Banks and Boris Kulikov's Max's Words was a Children's Book Sense Pick and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. They also collaborated on The Eraserheads. Ms. Banks has written many other books for young readers, including And If the Moon Could Talk, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and The Night Worker, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. She lives in the South of France. Mr. Kulikov has illustrated a number of books for children and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"Max's Dragon may well intrigue a child just beginning to glimpse the possibility that words, like toys, if put together just so, can ignite a thrilling magic of their own." --The New York Times Book Review"Another winner from the pair that introduced Max in Max's Words. Amusing wordplay and impish illustrations play off each other in perfect syncopation." --Starred, Kirkus Reviews"Suffused with a golden light... a celebration of child imagination wherein words do indeed have power." --School Library Journal"The unusual perspectives in the bright, textured artwork greatly enhance the story's drama and, in the active spreads of endearing dragons and goofy dinosaurs, the blurring of the real and imagined worlds." --Booklist"The playful couplets will keep early readers and listeners engaged and anticipating each new pair." --The Horn Book"This is a great book, combining two things children will love to do, rhyme and imagine." --Times Record News"A wonderful introduction to poetry for young children." --Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast