We have gotten some excellent reviews of our book, Life to the Max: Maxims for a Great Life by a Dog named Max, by parents, librarians, and of course, dog lovers. But some of my favorites are those we’ve received from kids. Here is one from 14-yeard-old, Kate Burney who suggests that it is a great summertime reading:
“Life To The Max is a wonderful book for teenagers to read over the summer, because it combines a clever writing style, touching proverbs and a cute dog all in one book. I would read Max over the summer, not only because it’s short, but also because it shares important life lessons, like “When bad things happen, worrying won’t change anything. Trust you’ll get through it.” Life To The Max looks like a children’s book, but is truly a story every teenager should read.”
So parents, even though summer vacation may be ending soon, there’s still time for your kids to read a book because as Kate points out, “it’s short.”
Just to prove we are in a new social media world, here is another quick review that Life to the Max illustrator, Terry Rohrs, got from her 16 year old niece via a Facebook chat:
Hey Sydney, did you ever read the book about Max that I gave you?
i finished that book a while ago and then i let my friend read it so she could tell me what she thought
we both really liked it
we think that it would be good for elementary school students
Excellent Sydney. Did you cry? Do you think the kids will find it too sad?
it was sad but i think it will be okay
especially the higher level kids i remember when i was in sage and a bunch of the kids cried when they read but they were okay with it you know?
gotcha, smart kids understand what “bittersweet” means! Love that you did this for me!!
no problem it was a good book
i think even little kids could read it with their parents
Thanks to Kate and Sydney for the great reviews. If you know any other kids who have read our book and would like to share a review, please have them send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have them include their ages and where they’re from.