From School Library Journal
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.