This is an engaging story about Max, an enterprising young dog with ambition written by Judy Hallewell, a teacher with a long career behind her teaching young children to read.
It is ideal for young readers and the audio option offers an interactive means to read-along with the narrator - designed to help pre-readers gain confidence with the look and sounds of words.
The beautifully illustrated and vibrant graphics, the slick animations and sound effects will stimulate the imagination and the entertaining, interactive, game at the end is an added bonus.
This is a Story App that won't disappoint and will be read time and time again.
5/5 - PB1945
Meet Max - a dog with a dream. Max desperately wants to be clever and he thinks that the only way to achieve that goal is to go to school – but it doesn’t work out for him. Just as his self-esteem is at its lowest point, an opportunity arises for Max to demonstrate his intelligence and resourcefulness. He discovers that there are “many different ways to be clever”. “Clever Max” will delight readers of all ages.
Features include: • Captivating illustrations • Professional audio narration • “Read-to-me” option (with highlighting of words for early emergent readers) • “Read-it-myself” option for older children • “Pick-a-page” facility to navigate through the app • Delightful sound effects and background track (volume control available) • Interactive game - “Getting Ready for School”, designed to foster school-readiness
Written by Judy Hallewell Narrated by Chris Dabbs Illustrations by Biboo Family Studio
REVIEW “The message is beautifully expressed and the images bring the story to life. This will be perfect for those little ones in primary school who don’t always hit the mark and will hopefully reinforce what we are always saying to our young people …. random acts of kindness and love are what count in our real world.” Lesley Maher, Head of the Centre for Learning Enrichment, St Joseph’s College, Sydney, Australia