Review! Max’s Wild Night by Meg Welch Dendler

28 Jul

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

23 Responses to “Review! Max’s Wild Night by Meg Welch Dendler”

  1. Darlene July 28, 2015 at 7:41 am #

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


  2. Robyn Campbell July 28, 2015 at 11:19 am #

    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. julie rowan zoch July 28, 2015 at 12:47 pm #

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


  4. rnewman504 July 28, 2015 at 3:42 pm #

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


  5. Patricia Tilton July 28, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

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


  6. Janice Wald July 29, 2015 at 5:02 am #

    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. Dr Niamh July 29, 2015 at 11:03 am #

    I love dog stories. Always a winner.


  8. themomoftheyear July 29, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

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


  9. stanleyandkatrina July 29, 2015 at 9:57 pm #

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


  10. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews July 30, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

    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. 🙂


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks August 2, 2015 at 9:05 am #

      Well, there are no cat-aliens in this book. They are in Ms. Dendler’s other books (How Kimba Saved the World, Vacation Hiro, Miss Fatty Cat’s Revenge, etc.) though. 🙂


  11. LovableLobo August 1, 2015 at 8:30 am #

    We really enjoyed this book, too.



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