Max Attacks by Kathi Appelt is a hoot. Max the cat is intrigued by the swishy fishes in the bowl on the table and dreams of fish stew. Easily distracted by attack opportunities represented by the resident dog, a catnip bird, a shoelace, a basket of dirty socks, (just to name a few) he ultimately makes one last soggy effort. At the end of the day a happy, tired Max is content to dream of fishes in their waterbed. The characters expressions are priceless.