Read for: Requested Review/ Netgalley/ Munchkin Anticipated Release
Synopsis: "Calling all graphic novel fans! Do you like to laugh? Meet Max Meow, Cat Crusader--a secret superhero with CAT-ITUDE in this purr-fectly awesome, hiss-sterically funny new middle grade series!
Max is just a regular cat in Kittyopolis, trying to make it big as a podcaster UNTIL he accidentally takes a bite of an RADIOACTIVE SPACE MEATBALL at his best friend, scientist Mindy's, SECRET LAB. Then before you can say MEOWZA, Max becomes...(drum roll!)...The CAT CRUSADER! Being a super hero is fun (Super strength? Check! Flying? YES!!!)--but not if you get so cocky, you forget your best friend! Will Max learn to listen? Will he and Mindy make up? And together, can Max and Mindy save Kittyopolis from the evil Agent M and BIG BOSS?! Find out in Max Meow: Cat Crusader-a laugh out loud, furr-ociously funny, action-packed new series filled with so many twists, turns, and terrific jokes it makes bad guys FLEA and kids cheer with glee! BONUS: Includes how to draw Max Meow!"
My Review: My son is a big Dog Man and Bad Guys fan, so I am always looking for similar books for him to read, and when I came across this one I thought I would give it a shot. We both really enjoyed this book, we are big cat lovers and have a ginger cat of our own so that was a fun link to the book. I got Dexter's Laboratory vibes from this book, with the secret lab and the villain always trying to steal secrets. It was a fun adventure and some great messages woven into the story. Young readers of all types will love this but I have found reluctant readers really enjoy the graphic novels. We will definitely be adding this to our shelves and look forward to the next book in the series!
My Rating: This is a great book for young readers, Munchkin really enjoyed it. The images are bright and bold and the story is entertaining. You can't help but root for the characters. I give it a rating of Four Paws!
I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley. The above is my honest review and opinion.
Max Meow: Cat Crusader is set to release on October 6, 2020 (with the next book expected in early spring 2021), so you can pre-order your own copy in print or digital format from Amazon or Barnes & Noble or requested it at your local library or independent bookstore.