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Max and the Millions

Max and the Millions

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He has a fascination for making miniature models and forms an unlikely friendship with the school caretaker, who mentors Max in his model making. His eyes had been scanning the front row to measure the effect of his dramatic sigh, but now they stopped on a single chair. The budding friendship between Max and Sasha was absolutely adorable and drives home the message that you shouldn`t make assumptions about people before you really get to know them. I was sad to say goodbye to Max, Sasha, Luke and Ivy but I can’t wait to push this book in to the hands of young readers at my school. I enjoyed the story for what it is, a silly, light hearted children's book; but for a story all about looking at the little things and the importance of detail, I hoped there would be more of just that.

I know I used to imagine my toys came to life, that my Duplo characters moved around at night, wished I could talk to the Tooth Fairy - the size difference, the power difference fascinated me. This will make children think a lot about the size of things, the interpretations and different viewpoints in a situation.Seeing how the ‘floor people’ inhabit the room and survive in it is highly creative, from the models and bins being used as homes and flies being used as war machines. The support characters tend to fall into two dimensional buttresses that serve only to advance plot or provide Max with someone to interact with. Then Max makes a miraculous discovery – a tiny civilisation in the pile of sand on the caretaker’s floor. At time this books violent language startled me; it’s been a while since I’ve read the line ‘how many blood sacrifices would you like?

While Max and his new friend Sasha fight to protect the Floor from their evil headmaster, Luke must fight to save it from being destroyed by all-out war. They both love modelling, but Mr Darrow has taken his a huge step further – he has tiny people in his models, and they are alive! He's also not interested in sports activities, so he has even less interaction than many deaf children would have with hearing peers. Max is a lonely deaf boy who uses hearing aids and finds it difficult to communicate and make friends with the other boys at his boarding school.Joined by his roommate Sasha, Max becomes deeply involved with the three different peoples and countries inhabiting the miniature world. When a school caretaker mysteriously disappears, leaving behind a small pile of sand, a student is drawn into an extraordinary adventure.

On the other hand, this book has wonderful exciting, funny and emotive language which would really lend itself to great iotation when reading aloud- perhaps pupils in the class could take turns to read pages. I bought this after reading reviews on Twitter and after my son chose it from a very large tbr pile to be my next read. But the miniature world is on the brink of war and Max must team up with his roommate Sasha and tiny King Luke to save the miniature world from the school's horrible headmaster.

Max was deafened at age four, and initially mainstreamed at a small school that provided communication support. Pitt, who interacts with him patronizingly and shows him off to visitors like he's a circus attraction. The fact that Max wears a hearing aid enables him to hear what's going on, and his own patience and persistence insure that he won't let Mr. With some similarities to both The Indian in the Cupboard (morality of wielding power over those smaller than yourself) and Horton Hears a Who (tiny world and believing in the impossible), Montgomery has conjured up a modern-day setting - a pretty posh school - and an 'everyboy' - Max, with his hearing aids and penchant for building tiny models, just wanting to be left alone. Walliams) I was beginning to loose hope and commented to my wife that all the old kids books were the best and I can't find any exciting, engaging well written story's, so thanks I enjoyed watching my son jump up out of bed as he figured out parts of the plot for him self 😊 he'd still be talking about it the next day guessing what was going to happen next.



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