The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog is a beautiful children’s book with an incredibly poignant twist. Laced throughout the pages of The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog is a profound message as well as a useful teaching… the teaching of mindfulness and how it can help both children and adults alike. The messages weaved throughout the mesmerizing story is one that your children will love and one that all children should read.
The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog follows Max, an adorable dog who hates his tail as it can cause him pain. Max, determined to change the shape of his tail so that he will no longer experience pain, will chase his tail in the hope of tying it in a knot. Max starts to chase his tail. However, the task is proving harder than first expected and soon he is chasing his tail and losing track of time. As he pursues his tail, he is missing out on many events and missing playing with his friends. It seems that Max would chase his tail for forever however his friend Ross realizes that he needs help and so he helps him by teaching him the practice of mindfulness, and this is the premise of this adorable story.
Ross teaches Max mindfulness, mindfulness is a brilliant technique to help people ground themselves at the moment and calm down. Ross helps Max by teaching him breathing techniques that have the ability to slow down his racing heart as well as his frantic thoughts. The message of mindfulness laced throughout the story and portrayed through Max is incredible and will be a powerful message to young readers. It is true that young readers may not understand the true meaning at first but upon discussion with their parents who have read the story, they will understand an that is a beautiful fact.
Not only is The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog a poignant children’s book, it is also an incredibly well written one. Florenza Denise Lee is the author of the incredible book and throughout her book, she has laced her book with easy to read, and flawless words that will charm and delight young readers. As The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog is a wonderful, beautifully illustrated and incredible book, I have no choice but to award this book five stars!
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