Thursday, August 18, 2011

"May on the Way" -- The Perfect Book for a Child to Read or to Read to a Child!

Here’s a Book a Child Will Love! It Expresses all the Right Values: Love, Respect, Patriotism, Courage, Honor, Duty & Caring.

All wrapped up in an adventure sure to please both young and old!

“May on the Way: How I Become a K9 Spy”
KC Frantzen
Illustrated by Tailefer Long
RushJoy Press
Hardcover, Fully Illustrated, 208 pages

“A book worth reading only in childhood is not worth reading even then.” C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis was right. The best children's books are equally enjoyed by adults. "May on the Way" can be read on three levels and enjoyed on each. A very young child will like the antics of the feisty heroine, May, a Schnauzer with a keen sense of conscience. The older child will enjoy the spy adventure with the characters facing a 'coming of age' in that they must face their fears. The adult reader will see serious topics being treated in a way that a young person can appriciate.

A Wonderful Book to Read to a Child

The book is written in the 'first-dog point of view' (That's like first-person POV). So the whole story is experienced through the eyes and nose of, May, the heroine. I trained K9 dogs in the Air Force for a number of years and May's view of the world even amazed me. I kept thinking: "Yes that's how a dog would experience things".  (I provided some K9 technical advice to the author but she really didn't need any. KC Frantzen understands dogs like no other author I've read.)

A World of Fun Voices

If you like doing different voices when reading to a child, "May on the Way" will be a feast! There are many talking animals as well as both good and bad adults. If you can do the voices, I can promise you a child will be entranced. Great fun.

Good Reading for Children to Read Themselves

The text is well written and respectful of the young person's reading ability. There is a unique balance in this story between the innocence of the young heroine and the evil nature of the villians. While the primary purpose of the story is to fight terrorism and do it with courage and intelligence, there is also the goal of finding a home and being part of a family. In the story May faces danger with courage, does her duty, and is a loyal friend to those around her. This story has the 'right stuff'. I just loved it.

"May on the Way" -- a Book a Child Will Love That Expresses All the Right Values!


  1. I love the dog on the cover. And the book itself sounds wonderful.

  2. Hi Marlena:

    The author loves dogs and horses and does very good work with wounded warriors back from the war. She is an inspiration and I hope the book does well.


  3. Hi Mr. Vince,

    May the K9 Spy here. WAWZAH!

    Thank you so much for the PAWSOME review. :)
    I hope my story will help others who have been through some of what I have, or know people who have... AND!!! Still others will just enjoy a good story (if I do say so myself)!!!

    I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for helping me and Mom spread the word! MWWAAHH! ("") ("") Two paws WAY up, Mr. Vince.

    Special greetings and sniffs to Aristotle, 'kay?

    PS - I'm not incognito today (though Blogger says I am) so...
    Let's GO PLAY!

  4. Hi Miss Marlena,

    I love you too! Hope you will stop by my Facebook page and join my pack. We have a grand time... Bring your FURiends too!