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Best friends Max and Marla are back in this charming spring tale of friendship and forgivenessMax and Marla know how to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. So when the first sunny day of spring comes along, they've got the perfect plan--a picnic! They pack up their favorite dishes and their comfiest blanket and then they're off to the lake. Once they settle in, Max realizes the picnic needs one more thing to be just right: a bouquet for Marla. But while he's gone, Marla falls asleep, leaving their picnic prey to some thieving squirrels. Max returns to find their spread ruined and says it's all Marla's fault. But best friends can't stay mad for long . . . Max and Marla Are Having a Picnic is another adorable ode to friendship from fan favorite Alexandra Boiger.

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Alexandra Boiger

Alexandra Boiger grew up in Munich, Germany as the youngest of seven children. It was a busy home with many stories, as one might imagine. After studying Graphic Design at the Fachhochschule Augsburg, Alexandra started to work in Feature Animation at Warner Brothers and Dreamworks. Her lifelong dream to become a children's book illustrator and storyteller lead her to illustrate her first title: While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat, which became an award winning picture book. In addition she has illustrated many more picture and chapter books. Now, ten years later, Max and Marla is her debut title as both author and illustrator. Alexandra lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter.

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