Maya Makes a Mess by Rutu Modan

In the midst of a family dinner with her scolding parents, Maya receives an unexpected invitation to dine with the Queen. Suddenly, her messy manners are put to the ultimate test and she begins to improvise her very own set of rules, with uproarious results.


Filled with humor and exquisitely imagined detail, this book by Eisner Award winner Rutu Modan is bound to turn every child into a voracious reader.



This book is a collaboration: when she was a child, Rutu liked ketchup so much she used to eat it with everything, even with cookies, or straight from the bottle (but only when her parents were not around). Then when Rutu’s daughter, Michal, was young, she had very bad table manners. Rutu told her: “How badly you eat! What would you do if the Queen invited you to dine at the palace?” Michal answered very seriously: “Well! It just so happens that the Queen is a VERY good friend of mine, and she told me that I eat perfectly.”



ISBN 13: 978-1-935179-17-7 

RELEASE DATE: August 14, 2012
32 pages, 6” x 9”, hardcover, U.S. $12.95/ $15.00 CAN