From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3-- Maxi the taxi dog returns for another rousing poetic romp through New York City. This is a day for rescues as he and Jim get a chef overburdened with spaghetti to a wedding and Maxi stops a purse snatcher to become Maxi, the Hero . The energetic verse is reminiscent of the work of R. W. Service with a similar sense of fun and appreciation of the working class. Buehner's bold and colorful oil-over-acrylic illustrations abound in delightful detail, including the illusive cat and bunnies from The Adventures of Taxi Dog (Dial, 1990). Clouds caper in the background, and a marvelous array of people on the streets employ and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds around them. The checkered yellow borders around the white pages of text provide a cheerful connection to the illustrated cab and make for easy reading. This is a robust read-aloud with a wealth of visual appeal--don't expect it to sit on the shelf for long. --Jody McCoy, Casady School, Oklahoma City
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From Kirkus Reviews
Maxi, the Taxi Dog (1990) again tours N.Y.C. His adventures, recounted in sprightly but rather forced verse and capped predictably by his chasing and capturing a thief, are unexceptional, but Buehner's vibrant paintings of the city and its inhabitants are observed with insight and a fresh eye; their lively detail is sure to hold attention. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.