Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Life to the Max Book Review and Giveaway...



Life to the Max: Maxims for a Great Life by a Dog named Max
by Robin Reynolds

Product Details:
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 56 pages
Publisher: NICE Creative; 2nd edition (December 7, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0979529409
Product Description:
"2010 Winner of the PTPA Media Inc Seal of Approval for excellence in family products; 2008 Glyph Winner for Best Gift Book in the Arizona Book Awards; Award of Excellence from the Dog Writers Association of America 2007 Writing Competition.

When Max, a wild and wiry Airedale Terrier, bounded into the lives of his family, they didn't realize how much he would teach them about courage, gratitude and love. This sweet, poignant dog's tale follows Max as he and his family deal with issues of abandonment, rescue, friendship, adoption, love, illness, aging and loss.
Out of each of his experiences, Max teaches his family important life lessons--his Maxims for a Great Life. Every dog lover who has been lucky enough to have been led through a portion of life by a faithful four-legged friend, will appreciate the wisdom that comes from living Life to the Max.
Spiritually uplifting, this full color book, with its combination of playful illustrations and real-life pictures, is a wonderful family read and a great gift idea for anyone who loves or has lost a dog friend. 10% of the book price is donated to National Airedale Rescue."



Looking for a gift for a dog-lover this holiday season? This gift pack includes the hardcover gift book, a bone-shaped cookie cutter and recipe card for Max’s AHH-mmm Morsels, a "Live Life to the MAX" silver/pewter pet tag with "Life to the MAX" bookmark, a set of 12 "Life to the MAX" postcards based on 12 of the Maxims featured in our book, a 100% cotton "Live Life to the MAX" pet bandana and four "Live Life to the MAX" red and yellow balloons—all for only $37.50 plus shipping and handling. That’s a retail value of $50 and all items come boxed in an adorable paw print gift box with yellow crinkle packing and tied with a red ribbon.

What we thought: Wow! What an inspiring book! This book is written in the voice of Max, the dog and the story is beautifully told. This book is a great tool for teaching kids about tough subject matter including illness and death and to open their eyes to the beauty and joy of loving someone unconditionally. It teaches about taking care of others and making the most of every day you are given. Through every situation, Max keeps his positive attitude and even in the end(which left me in a puddle of tears) he shows the importance having a loving and fulfilling life. This beautifully written story would be perfect for kids, 6+, and dog-lovers of any age:) ABCD Diaries gives Life to the Max an A+!!

Buy It: Find this wonderful book at your favorite bookseller or directly from the website.

Win It: Robin Reynolds has generously offered one ABCD Diaries reader a copy of Life to the Max!! To enter, tell us who you would share this book with.
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Giveaway ends Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. This giveaway is offered to US residents 18+
Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this book for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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