From the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of She Persisted comes a Max and Maria story about being present and appreciating the world around us.
School is out for the summer, and Max and Marla are off to Australia! Max has always wanted to see koalas, after all. He makes sure to pack his camera for the trip, so that he can capture every moment and remember this vacation. Off they head by air and by sea, with Max looking for just the perfect shot along the way. But when he keeps missing the amazing sights while focusing his lens, Marla knows that she needs to step in.
In this final story in the Max and Marla quartet, the two friends learn that being together and enjoying their trip makes for the best memories after all!
Suited for ages 3-5.
"A delightful lesson in the joy of living in the moment." – Kirkus
"Tender and humorous… The underlying message to adjust some of our screen-centric habits in order to appreciate the natural world with open eyes and reverence is a plain truth with value for readers of all ages." – SLJ