Exclusive Interview About Max’s Inspiration Behind the Funny Picture Book
by Alana Pedalino
“What leads to joy and happiness is a sense of imperfection, a sense of play, of spontaneity, and allowing yourself to mess up.” —Max Amato
What’s more perfect than a book about embracing imperfections?
Max Amato, the author and illustrator of the picture book Perfect, takes viewers behind the scenes and shares how his imaginative Book of the Week came about, including:
• How the “perfectionist” Max as a child was an inspiration to creating Perfect as a message to himself and others
• What Max’s thinking process was behind designing the pencil and eraser as the story’s characters
• What Max wants kids to learn from reading his book
Watch Max’s exclusive interview video with your class to learn about how imperfection sparks creativity, and to inspire students to learn from their mistakes!
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Max Amato is a designer, illustrator, children’s book author, and struggling perfectionist from Silver Spring, Maryland. He studied graphic and interactive design at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and he currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. When he is not drawing, you can find Max doing all the same things he used to do when he was 11: playing soccer, basketball, and guitar. Visit him online at maxamato.com.
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