Maxi, the Hero

Maxi, the Hero

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by Debra Barracca, Mark Buehner
     
 

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Maxi the taxi dog is back with his partner Jim, all set for new adventures. Starting off in their cab, they pick up two sailors just in from Tahiti, then watch a parade with giant floats, and stop for frankfurters and a blueberry tart. When someone cries "Stop, thief!" Maxi speeds off in hot pursuit of a purse snatcher, while Jim cheers him on. How Maxi finally

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Maxi the taxi dog is back with his partner Jim, all set for new adventures. Starting off in their cab, they pick up two sailors just in from Tahiti, then watch a parade with giant floats, and stop for frankfurters and a blueberry tart. When someone cries "Stop, thief!" Maxi speeds off in hot pursuit of a purse snatcher, while Jim cheers him on. How Maxi finally catches the thief and is proclaimed a hero to the applause of the crowd makes this a rousing tale for all young readers.

Maxi, first introduced in the widely acclaimed The Adventures of Taxi Dog (also published by Dial), once again makes a virtuoso appearance in Mark Buehner's brilliant and joyous paintings depicting the warm, affectionate relationship between two best friends. Debra and Sal Barracca's engaging tale will be happily welcomed by all who loved Maxi's first adventures, and is bound to earn a host of new fans for this wonderful mutt.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140554977
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1994
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.66(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Maxi, the Hero 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We keep finding cats hidden in the artwork, making this a treasure hunt as well as a great read. Beautifully done!