I love Max the duck. He's so enthusiastic, so eager for new experiences. Plus, he has that hilarious little tongue thing going on. Max's new adventure is just as hilarious as his last - a new animal has shown up asking Irene for shelter. Unfortunately, not all the animals want an alligator around! But Max remembers when he was scared and lost and they helped him...and he is determined to help this new friend! In the end, all turns out well and their new friend Harold has a happy ending.
One of the funniest parts of the book is the cats' reactions to the alligator. They're definitely skeptical of his "friendliness" and it shows!
Verdict: There are lots of great noises and expressions to make this a wild and wacky read-aloud. Yay for Max!
ISBN: 0061214442; Published January 2009 by HarperCollins (out of print); Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library; Added to my personal wishlist