Loved this enchanting, award-winning book. Any reader, dog lover or not, is sure to fall under its heart-warming and life-affirming spell from the very first Maxim.
Life to the Max is completely unique and for this alone it is laudable. At first glance it seems like a fun, entertaining read; a delightful picture book for adults. It certainly is all those marvelous things. But amazingly, it’s also a powerful story about family, love and life.
I intended to read Life to the Max quietly on my own as a special treat. But when my six-year old daughter caught sight of it she asked me to read it to her at bedtime. We read it over several nights and it turned out to be a sublime experience for both of us.
My little girl would nod seriously and say “uh-huh, uh-huh” along with each spiritually enlightened Maxim in a curiously knowledgeable way! Sure enough, the Maxims really are truisms for a life well-lived. We laughed-out-loud together; giggled with delight — and yes, at one point I was moved to tears.
What a joy this book is. I hope children as well as adults have the opportunity to read its positive message. Life to the Max is a gift book in the very real sense of the word “gift”; a blessing for anyone of any age to receive.
The alchemy of beautiful story, gorgeous design and wise spiritual counsel make it an extraordinarily inspirational, magical book.
By F. Kennedy
Author, dog mom, Amazon.com book reviewer