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Max Attacks by Kathi Appelt
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really liked it
bookshelves: childrens-poetry, kitty-cats, picture-books
Recommended for: Young Cat Lovers / Readers in the Market for Entertaining New Picture-Books

Max was a cat with paws made for pouncing, legs built for trouncing, and a heart bent on attack. His fascination with the fishbowl remained a constant in his day, although other matters - the lizard climbing the blinds, the string attached to one of his human's shoes - also provided entertainment. In the end, his attack on his piscine neighbors was messy but not entirely triumphant. Fortunately, he had a bowl of crunchies to turn to...

I found Max Attacks an absolutely delightful picture-book, appreciating both Kathi Appelt's playful text and Penelope Dullaghan's droll artwork. The poetic text - "In a bowl of water brimming... / Fishes! / Lots of fishes swimming. / Max's paws are made for pounces. / Max's legs are made for trounces. / Like a dozen kitty wishes, midst the bubbles swish the fishes" - makes for an excellent read-aloud, while the colorful, expressive illustrations capture the humor and motion of the tale. Recommended to all young cat lovers - I definitely recognized a few felines I have known in Max! - and to anyone looking for entertaining new tales in rhyme for the picture-book set.
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Reading Progress

June 15, 2019 – Started Reading
June 15, 2019 – Shelved
June 15, 2019 – Shelved as: childrens-poetry
June 15, 2019 – Shelved as: kitty-cats
June 15, 2019 – Shelved as: picture-books
June 15, 2019 – Finished Reading

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