Dax To The Max: Imagination Children's Book Review & Author Interview

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Dax To The Max: Imagination Book Review

In Dax To The Max: Imagination, a young boy named Dax discovers, with the help of Lauren, that he has a hidden superpower: imagination. When he comes across a scary cave with a bear, Lauren helps guide him in using his imagination to make the cave and bear less scary. 

This is a great book to teach kids about imagination and how they can use it to improve situations that may seem scary or uncertain. It also encourages creativity, guiding kids on how to use their imagination for fun, such as seeing shapes in clouds. 

Our child is five, just like Dax, and she enjoyed this book. She has even started looking for shapes in clouds, just like Dax, and uses her imagination daily when playing with her toys. I think this is a wonderful book for all kids and parents!

Where Can I Find Dax To The Max: Imagination?

Dax To The Max: Imagination is available on Amazon:

An Interview With Author Scott Feld

Q. What was the inspiration behind Dax to the Max?

Dax is my 6-year-old son. I run a business called MindZenMotion. MindZenMotion is virtual and live Power Parties and Power Quests for tweens and teens. I wanted to make sure, inside my programs and my commitment to making sure all kids knew about their Inner Super Powers (ISP), Dax to the Max was written to get to 3-8 years olds too.

Q. What do you hope your readers take away from Dax to the Max?

The power of imagination, the power we all have, can be used to fight off fear. You can imagine the same thing (in the book's case) Fregly the Bear, as either really scary and have it stop you, turn and run away or confront it, imagining it as exciting, challenging, fun... Learning to direct the imagination to what you want to think is the key.

Q. How did you select the names of your characters?

Dax is my son. Lauren is our next-door neighbor, friend, baby sitter. Fregley, we saw the name in another book somewhere at some point and it stuck

Q. Did you always to be a writer? 

Yes and No. I have written since I was a kid. Poetry and stories. I never thought I would do it as part of my career but I am very glad I am doing it now.

Q. When and how did you know you wanted to be a writer?

For this book, it was the desire to have a good medium to get out the information of Inner Super Powers I was teaching to older kids. Writing has always been a passion, my go-to way of decompressing and sharing my thoughts with myself and with the world.  When Dax was born and growing up, it just came to me... I want to write a book both about and for my son.

Q. What, to you, are the most important elements of good writing?

I am no pro but I do believe you have to have a passion for what you are writing and then an understanding of the age group you are writing for.  I have worked with kids for a long time and studied personal growth for myself and then to teach it so a checked those boxes. The rest is, as needed, just have a good team around you of illustrators, publishers, editors... if you don't do those things yourself.  That's my thoughts.

Q. What is the most difficult part of the writing process?  

For me, being a first-time writer, it was just the courage to keep going and get it to publication.  I had to think of myself as a writer and get past my own doubts.  So many have said to me, since I released this book, "I have always wanted to write or publish a book"  I am glad, I didn't stop myself and am now published instead of still wishing and wanting 

Q. What was your favorite childhood book?

I loved Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Great Brain books

Q. What do you like to do when you're not writing?

I am a Certified Life Skills Coach for Kids.  I run MindZenMotion... my Power Quests and Power Party courses for tweens and teens. These show kids how to find and use their Inner Super Powers (ISP) to become Un-Mess-With-Able.  I also love to surf

Q. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

I have superpowers😀  They are the ones I teach. Inner SuperPowers but, if we are talking outer or more traditional, I'm going with flying.

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