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Stamp Safari

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Max Booth and his trusty robo-dog sidekick, Oscar, have discovered a funny piece of paper that is sticky on the back and has a picture of a 21st century tennis player. They have no idea what this tiny piece of paper is, but they are on a mission to find out. Along the way, they fall into some pretty sticky situations, but with the help of a few friends, they discover what this tiny thing is and why it was important to the people of the past.

I really enjoyed seeing Max and Oscar discover what a postage stamp was and what it was used for. Kids of the 21st will enjoy having the inside scoop on what Max and Oscar are trying to figure out, and the quick action will keep them engaged. The illustrations added to the fun of the story. I highly recommend Max Booth and will be looking for other books in this series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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Hi-Lo. It's 2424. Max Booth, an 11-year-old resourceful orphan, is struggling to survive. With the chance to make some money by uncovering the secrets of mysterious "gadgets" from the 20th century, Max and his faithful, but slightly neurotic, robodog Oscar start investigating. But the path to success is never easy, and there are sinister tricks, strange characters, and lots of challenges along the way.

I love the Hi-Lo books. It allows those who may feel as if a book is too much to tackle - a sense of accomplishment. They generally are short stories that are well written and fleshed out with a beginning, middle and end. It's cohesive and engaging all the while easily comprehended.

A neat and funny tale set in the future of 2424! Max and his cool robo dog named Oscar find a postage stamp from 2019 and have a feeling it's valuable. It's like a Jetson's meets the Hardy Boy's as the pair set off on an adventure that's filled with mystery and intrigue.

It's well written with a clear narrative and sweet character development.
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This  is a great children's series. It has all the elements my son likes most. There's an imaginative alternate reality of the future, robots, humor and mystery. It's the year 2424 and Max and his robodog have come across something from the past that they just don't understand.. They set off an a quest to figure out just what this tiny illustration (a postage stamp) could be. History, analytical thinking and fun are interwoven in a highly imaginative way in this short chapter book or children. I highly recommend it!
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Just imagine a world where there is no post office, dogs are now basically robots, the method of transportation has drastically changed from the current method, and fast food as we know it is a thing of the past…and very expensive. This is life in the year 2424. Max Booth and his darling little sidekick Oscar are always looking for a way to make a few dollars. One day Oscar finds a postage stamp. However, these two have no idea what they have stumbled upon but are determined to find out what it is. And so, begins their adventure.

This is a great little chapter book for beginners. The chapters are short, and the illustrations will help the reader to transition from a picture book to a chapter book. There is a lot of adventure contained in these pages with new technology and possibilities that for the future. There is also a bit of history woven within the story in addition to a nice write up at the end on the history of the postage stamp. Thank you to NetGalley, the author and publisher for the opportunity to review this book.
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