I like that Max is just a nice boy, His dad seems like a real man, trying to help his boy adjust to a new way for their family to live. A new building, with new people and new challenges.. even to the finding of a new sofa. Each weekend Max and his dad embark on a new adventure. They help each other out and this is good, this is how families operate.
I have to personally admit to being sad that Max is in this situation, of having to learn to spread his time out between his dad and his mom. I am though delighted in how Ms. Urban writes the story to show how together families can make things work even if they are difficult. This book a review from Raincoast books.
We often stopped while reading, to sing the Dragonets of Prophecy song.
The Dragonets are coming,
They're coming to save the day.
They're coming to fight for they know what is right
The dragonets hooray (and repeat)
Admittedly we sing it to a different tune than what's implied in the book or in the videos.
I found this video of the actual prophecy.