Review! Max’s Wild Night by Meg Welch Dendler

maxnightMax’s Wild Night By Meg Welch Dendler 146 pages – Ages 7+ Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on February 23, 2015 Synopsis- Max liked his owners. They were always good to him. But one day, Max’s daily routine got mixed up. His play-times were cut short, and his owners were busy. When he was in the yard, he caught a scent-trail. So, as any sensible dog would do, he followed it. But soon, the trail led into unfamiliar territory. Max was lost. So began Max’s wild night. What I Thought- This was a fun book. It involves characters from Ms. Dendler’s other books, but it doesn’t mention the cat-aliens at all (see my reviews of Book 1, Book 2, and Book 3 in the Cat in the Mirror series). It was just a story about a dog running through the Ozark Mountains on an adventure. It was cool getting into a dog’s perspective. It was realistic, and reminded me of my dog, Clyde. I felt like I was there with Max and his new-found friends. Ms. Dendler knows how to draw you into a story. Max was a nice character, and you feel kind of sorry for him and you can’t wait for him to succeed. The black-and-white illustrations throughout the book are done really nice. They have a cool sketched feeling about them. I think younger kids will love this series! I give this five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

Categories: Age 6-9

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23 replies

  1. A great book for dog lovers. (and who doesn´t love dogs?)

  2. Oh, a doggy book. I’ll have to get it over at Amazon. Our library won’t have it in. Love your review. Howz about changing the rating system to 🍩 🍩 🍩 🍩 🍩 What say you????

  3. Sounds like I’ll need to see the interior illos – even if there are no alien cats!

  4. This sounds like a great book, and Max a very likable character. Will add it to my list. Great review, Erik!

  5. Love that cover. This sounds like a great book for dog lovers. How can you not love it?

  6. Hi,
    Children’s books! How cute. Are you familiar with Where the Wild Things Are? “Max” reminded me of it. I found you on Chris’s site. I’m glad you liked my Dropbox article. Nice to meet you.

  7. I love dog stories. Always a winner.

  8. I think my kids (dog lovers) would love this book! Thanks for the recommendation!

  9. Thanks for reminding me that I need to read this. It sounds lovely.

  10. I love books about dogs. Having it told from Max’s perspective would make this even more fun. Would love to get this on my TBR list. But cat-aliens?! Not so sure my kitties would allow me to read that. 🙂

  11. We really enjoyed this book, too.


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