Thursday, June 6, 2019

Picture Book Review: Max Attacks by Kathi Appelt

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Max Attacks by Kathi Appelt. Illustrated gby Penelope Dullaghan. unpgd. Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/ Atheneum, June 11, 2019. 9781481451468. (Review of finished copy courtesy of Blue Slip Media.)

Max is a cat who attacks. This furry, frenetic feline has his sights set on a bowl full of fishes. It's a good thing for the fishes that he's easily distracted, though not good for the dog. Each time he's drawn back to the fish after leaving a path of destruction in his wake, he discovers there's something new to attack. 

The jaunty rhyme is accompanied by energetic acrylic, charcoal and digital illustrations that add humor. Cat lovers will take to this like catnip, but so will anyone else with a pulse. Great for story time read aloud. Max Attacks is a fantastic addition to any school or public library serving the very young.

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