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From award-winning author Patricia Lakin and Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Brian Floca comes a Level 1 Ready-to-Read starring the adorable hamsters, Max and Mo. Follow along as they go on an apple-picking adventure!

Max and Mo usually eat corn, but they would like to try a new food—apples. Watch as the fun-loving hamsters learn how to make applesauce and a fun craft using a real apple! With the activity in the back of the book, young readers can make a fun apple-themed craft!

© Patricia Lakin

Patricia Lakin, a former elementary school teacher and an award-winning author, has written more than fifty published works. Her books, both fiction and nonfiction, span multiple age groups—from toddlers to middle graders. Patricia lives in New York City with her husband, Lee Koenigsberg. They have two grown sons, Aaron and Benjahmin. When not reading, writing, or researching, she can be found traveling with Lee to far-off places in the world.

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed picture books Locomotive, winner of the Caldecott Medal and a New York Times bestseller; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11; and Lightship, each a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. He is the illustrator of numerous additional books, including Avi’s Poppy series. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.

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