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Max Spaniel: Funny Lunch by David CatrowMax Spaniel: Funny Lunch by David Catrow

Published by Scholastic

Pages: 40


Publishers Summary: Our lovable spaniel is back! Readers will dine with delight as Chef Max serves up one hysterical meal after another at his very own diner. New readers will laugh out loud as Max’s pizza pie special creates a wacky lunchtime.

This clever and funny story by David Catrow is easy to read and features loads of visual humor!

The Turkeybird Speaks: “Can I have a dog mom? Please? Pretty pretty please? Especially one that makes pizza and does magic? I will definitely start eating better if you’ll get me a dog that will cook for me! How great would that be? Perfect, just perfect!

“Max is the dog I’d love to have. He’s funny and does the goofiest things. I mean, who puts a sweater on someone after they ask for Chili? It’s just hilarious! This is one book that will have every guy in your life begging for a dog of their own and rolling on the ground with all of the silly things Max does. Just love it!”

Mom’s Two Cents: The Max Spaniel series is a fun and entertaining take on a not-so-ordinary day in the life of a not-so-typical dog. Max has inherited the ability to cook and entertain all in one place, his own little dinner – ‘Max’s Diner’. On the day we visit Max he’s decided his daily special is to be a pizza pie, but he doesn’t quite accomplish a perfect pie. And in the end he has to come up with some creative ideas to fill the order of a bus full of demanding doggie customers.

“What I love about The Max Spaniel books is not only the fun and entertaining factor for little kiddos, but the creativity they learn from it. Being creative can take on so many forms and it does just that in these books. In Max Spaniel:Funny Lunch Max comes up with all sorts of ways to entertain and feed his guests, this is the more straight forward example. When it comes to a tough situation David Catrow shows through Max that there is always more than one solution to a problem. In doing so he helps children to see how being creative can, in some cases, leave you with a very positive outcome and in Max’s case – a bus full of happy customers.

“An entertaining book that will have children everywhere asking for their very own Max and just maybe being a little creative about how they ask.”


Five (5) Winners will receive one (1) copy of Max Spaniel:Funny Lunch AND Max Spaniel:Dinosaur Hunt!

Details: Entries will be accepted until Sunday May 23, 2010 at midnight EST. Giveaway open to US/Canadian Residents only. You MUST fill out the form below and a follower of There’s A Book to enter the giveaway. Only one entry per person per household.

This contest is currently closed and the winners will be announced shortly. Thank you again to all who entered, please make sure to check our Giveaways Page frequently for new opportunities to win!

For the Comments: Do you have any pets? What would you want them to make you for dinner?

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24 Responses to Max Spaniel: Funny Lunch by David Catrow Review and Giveaway

  1. Kristie says:

    I’m not sure I’d want our dog making us anything for dinner after seeing the things he likes to drag home for his dinner-Yuck! LOL!
    .-= Kristie´s last blog ..Pebble Bugs =-.

  2. Is this your little one? He’s adorable.
    .-= Juju at Tales of´s last blog ..Yackety-yak: Qualities =-.

  3. We have Dinosaur Hunt and love it! I’d love to share Funny Lunch with my daughter, too…

    We started a new Bulletin Board feature at Winning Readings, and Mondays are Winning Kids day. Just wanted to invite you to link up with any kid’s book-related post:
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  4. MJ says:

    We are petless at the moment. 🙁


  5. Cindi says:

    This question really makes me think! Our 17 year old dog is too old, but our rescue Beagle,
    Daisy loves food. Our family really likes Italian food, so Daisy could make some lasagna
    and garlic cheese bread for us. Many thanks, Cindi

  6. Martha Lawson says:

    I have 2 very, very spoiled dogs (who will not answer if you call them dogs!! They think they are still puppies!) Wouldn’t wnat them cooking for me!!

  7. Alipet813 says:

    Hmm…we have 2 dogs and 2 cats. I think it would be great if they all got together and made the family breakfast. they could keep themselves busy cooking while we slept in. I vote for biscuits and gravy and eggs!

  8. Christinabean says:

    I have both a cat and a dog. I’d love for them both to co-operate and make me a nice cheesy lasagna. Hold the pet hair please! (can you imagine a hairnet for animals??)

  9. Pam R says:

    I don’t have any pets. I have young kids though that would be sure to make me an “interesting” meal if given the chance.

    • That’s definitely possible. I remember some of the Mother’s Day meals we “made” for my mom when I was little, kind of scary, and I feel bad that I made her eat pancakes that had been cooked 3 hours previously. Blah!

  10. Linda Henderson says:

    I live in an apartment, so I’m not allowed any pets. I’d love to have a cat, but they just don’t allow it. I would love to share these books with my grandkids.

  11. I don’t have any pets, unless you count my children!! In that case, I’d like them to make me a medium-well porterhouse with gorgonzola sauce, twice-baked potatoes and asparagus spears!
    .-= Julie @ Knitting and Sundries´s last blog ..Wicked Becomes You by Meredith Duran (Blog Tour) =-.

  12. phxbne says:

    only a goldfish – so dinner seems extra unlikely!

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