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Max Spaniel: Funny Lunch (series #2) PDF Print E-mail













What You Need to Know:
• Max Spaniel is back! This time trying to be a chef, instead of hunting for dinosaurs.
• David Catrow, who both wrote and illustrated , has brillantly created a very easy reader, with word repetition and
  picture cues, and still managed to keep it interesting and worthwhile. That is no easy feat in this genre.
• Your young reader should be able to read it by themselves after only a few shared readings, the picture clues and
  vocabulary choice and repetition can really support that.
Sweet Book Summary:
In the first Max Spaniel book, Max was a keen hunter of dinosaurs. This time Max attempts to become a chef, and opens his own restaurant with a feline friend. As in the first book, visually, it's a party! There is lots going on on every page. The humor in this book is terrific, very tongue in cheek. For example, on the opening page, Max declares he is a great chef while standing in front of a smoking toaster. When a customer refuses the special of the day and says, "No, thank you...chili for me." Max brings him a scarf! The hilarity continues like this throughout the story, and it will have your young reader eating this book up and cheering Max on when a bus pulls up and orders 100 pizzas. It's very exciting to find such an entertaining story in the learn to read category that also does it's job of staying within the parameters of what a young reader needs in these kinds of books. It's a hard task and Catrow does it with ease.
Author: David Catrow Illustrator: David Catrow Published: 2010, 40 pages
Themes: Animals: Dogs, Humor, Excellent Read-Aloud, Books for Boys
If You Liked This Book, Try:
Max Spaniel: Dinosaur Hunt
Today I Will Fly, Mo Willems
This recommendation was written by: Melissa Y.
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