Friday, August 29, 2014

Children's Book Review: The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail by Maureen Kanefield, Illustrated by Carlos Aón

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge, from JKS Communications , for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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And now for a fun book for the weekend!


Everyone has magic but sometimes you have to search to find out what it is. That’s what Maxwell Mouse had to do. And he discovered that what he thought was something very bad was actually something very good, indeed.

The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail is more than just a charming, wonderfully illustrated story. With childlike innocence, it presents an inspiring motivational model for youngsters—especially gifted kids and those with special needs—to take another look at themselves and recognize their unique gifts. It shows them how to see beyond what appear to be limitations and appreciate them as positive attributes that will help them to soar.

Written by an educator with over 30 years in the trenches and based on sound educational principles acknowledging the various ways children learn (multiple intelligences), The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail is a micro-guide to life. It will delight children as they celebrate Maxwell’s triumphs, and warm the hearts of parents as they watch their kids discover how perfectly special they are.

The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail is the first in a series of books to entertain, educate, and encourage children to be their better selves.


Miss Grace was caught up in this book from the opening page! The illustrations are SO colorful and attention grabbing! Maxwell's tale is a adorable one, and he reminded me very much of Miss Grace and her unquenchable thirst for knowledge! While Miss Grace was amused by the story, as a parent I was thrilled about how it taught her to overcome what seems to be an obstacle, and you might find it to be your best asset! This would be a great book for class reading and discussion for kids ages 5-9. We highly recommend it!

The author has some great reading understanding, mouse facts and learning activities for the book on her website as well!

About the Author:

Maureen Stolar Kanefield has enjoyed over thirty years as an educator, passionately dedicated to teaching children of all ability levels, from special needs to gifted. An insatiable learner herself, she has sought ways, inside and outside the box including integrated curriculum instruction (language arts and social studies) and Gardner’s eight intelligences, for awakening children’s natural curiosity and guiding them to learning successes. The underlying purpose of her children’s books is to encourage young readers to recognize and celebrate their unique gifts. 

Maureen is a member of the National Organization of Professional Women, Chicago Women in Publishing and the Society of Children’s Authors and Publishers. Maureen lives in Chicago, her base for advocating on behalf of children for enhanced educational experiences. Check out her Website for more info! 

1 comment:

  1. Maxwell Mouse is adorable. I did enjoy reading books like this to my children that were colorful and entertaining.
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