Kathi Appelt & Penelope Dullaghan’s Max Attacks is laugh-out-loud fun

Max Attacks Kathi AppeltMAX ATTACKS, by Kathi Appelt and Penelope Dullaghan, Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, June 11, 2019, Hardcover, $17.99 (ages 4-8)

It’s Max’s nature to attack. That’s what cats do. At least that’s what Max does. From fish and birds to lizards and socks, nothing is safe from Max’s pouncing. But even with his mighty pounce, will Max be able to catch anything?

Max Attacks immediately caught my daughter’s eye. Bright, bold illustrations and fun rhythmical text makes it inviting and fun. My daughter eagerly flipped the pages, anxious to discover what would happen next. Max Attacks is fun to read aloud, and the illustrations truly bring out Max’s character.

Five-year-old’s review: “Wow! That’s some book about Max. He’s such a naughty kitten.”

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Jessica Harrison is the main reviewer behind Cracking the Cover. Prior to creating Cracking the Cover, Jessica worked as the in-house book critic for the Deseret News, a daily newspaper in Salt Lake City. Jessica also worked as a copy editor and general features writer for the paper. Following that, Jessica spent two years with an international company as a social media specialist. She is currently a freelance writer/editor. She is passionate about reading and giving people the tools to make informed decisions in their own book choices.

1 Comment

  1. Kathi Appelt on

    Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed it, and especially glad that your daughter enjoyed it.


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