Max and the Lost Note by Graham Marsh


Max and the Lost Note by Graham Marsh

Max is a sharp dresser who plays piano. He's a very cool cat indeed. But one day while he's writing a tune, he loses a note. So he rides his scooter downtown to see if anyone's seen his note. First stop is Kitty's Place for a glass of milk and some catnip. And he meets the singing group the Funky Felines here too. They haven't seen Max's lost note, but they sing him a song, and tell him to try Long Tall Dexter. Dexter plays Max a tune on his saxophone, but the note isn't there either. Max trys asking his neighbour Rita, who plays the flute, and she directs him to cool cat Sam, who has a different hat for every day of the week and plays the double bass. All Max's friends play him lots of mellow music, but there's no sign of the lost note. It's only when Max gets back home and kicks off his shoes that the lost note turns up - in a most surprising place! This funny and funky picture book, with its cast of musical cats, is a fantastic introduction to all the different instruments of the jazz band as well as being a hide and seek picture book. There's a mouse to find on every page too!


This will be enjoyed by hip cats of any age. Bookseller Vibrant, stylised pictures depict the antics and acquaintances of cool cat Max, a sharp dresser and a pianist so much in demand he keeps his suitcase permanently packed. Max is composing a new tune when a crucial note goes missing, necessitating visits to a variety of funky feline friends. Time Out Cool, stylish and iconic... Groundbreaking, this colourful book is full of tributes to musicians for the reader to uncover. For young people, for art and music lovers, this is a wonderful picture-book to explore and return to time and time again. Carousel What a splendid book! This is a sophisticated story that will appeal to a wide age range from children at KS2 to octogenarian jazz lovers the world over! Marsh has a very individual, quirky style both with pen and brush and has given us a very witty text accompanied by wonderful, highly detailed illustrations that repay lengthy close observation. School Librarian An attractive and original picturebook and Max's philosophy of listening to everyday sounds where there is 'a kind of music in everything

-provoking for any reader. INIS

About the Author

GRAHAM MARSH is an art director, illustrator and author. He has written and art directed many groundbreaking visual books including The Cover Art of Blue Note Records Volumes 1 and 2, East Coasting and California Cool (Collis & Brown). He co-authored and art directed a series of ten movie poster books and Denim: From Cowboys to Catwalks (Aurum). His illustrations have appeared in magazines, newspapers and on many CD and album covers. He has contributed to numerous publications including Country Life and the Financial Times. This is his first children's book. He lives in Greenwich, south-east London.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

1st October 2009



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