Josie the Great
About the Book
So many things are changing for Max and Bear. They’ve moved into a new house in a new neighborhood, and now … a new baby? Max’s parents keep talking about someone named Josie, but who is that?
With his trusty friend Bear by his side, Max navigates the changes in his life and wonders what it all means. Written by Pam Saxelby and illustrated by her daughter, Anne Saxelby, Josie the Great explores how young children come to understand their ever-changing world. With imagination and humor, this fun story is a look at bringing a new baby into the family from her sibling’s perspective.
Josie the Great is a sequel to the author’s Max and Bear. Young readers and those who have yet to learn to read will enjoy the further adventures of these two characters.
About the Author
Pam Saxelby is an expert in early childhood education after more than 25 years in the classroom. Both books written by Pam Saxelby, Max and Bear, and now Josie the Great, reflect her years working with, and listening to very young children, as a Pre-K teacher, as a mother, and as a grandmother. Anne is the oldest of Pam’s 3 children. Pam and her husband, Bill, live in Chicago, and Islamorada Florida.
Anne Saxelby studied fine art at NYU. She is co-owner of Saxelby Cheesemongers, a nationally renowned purveyor of artisan cheese. Her two young children were Pam’s inspiration for both books, so Anne drew from life. JOSIE THE GREAT is Anne’s debut as a book illustrator. Anne and her family live in Brooklyn, New York.