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Bad Dog Max! Hardcover – July 1, 2003


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PreSchool-Grade 1-This slight story features Max, who misbehaves in common doggy ways, including leaving dirty paw prints on the carpet, digging up the neighbor's flowers, terrorizing the mail carrier, and stealing food from the table. From a trip to the vet, the family learns that Australian cattle dogs are very active and require a lot of exercise. In fact, much of Max's behavior can be explained by the pup doing what comes naturally. Young children will focus on the brightly colored acrylic paintings on canvas that feature simple shapes and a likable dog with cartoon eyeballs. Although this supplemental purchase will be enjoyed best by very young children, the short, easy-to-read text will also provide useful practice for beginning readers.
Debbie Stewart, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI
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About the Author

Marina Windsor is a graphic designer who lives in Maryland with her husband and daughter. She spends much of her day keeping an eye on her mischievous dog, Sam. Ms. Windsor and her young daughter worked together on Bad Dog Max! This is her first book.

Steve Haskamp grew up in Kansas City. The youngest of six kids, he loved coloring and smearing paints on paper, cardboard, canvas or anything he could get his hands on. He lives in Southern California.
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Product Details

  • Grade Level: Preschool - 7
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (July 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811837009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811837002
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,784,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Scott A. Suarez on September 22, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Our little boy was 20 months old when we checked this out of the library. The images are great, the story simple, and we also have a dog just like Max (Australian shepherd with too much energy, also a natural at catching frisbees). When we read this (many times) to our son, we always changed the words to, "Bad dog, Barley!"
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By MB on September 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Cute short book. My son loved this book from the first time I read it to him around 12 months old. He's now 2 1/2 and still loves it!
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By Shawn on February 17, 2006
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great book for kids who love dogs. My 2.5 yr old loves it! We have a dog like Max, so she can really relate to the story.
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