Professional Endorsements

“Language acquisition plays a fundamental role in exercising an infant’s brain and shaping its intelligence. Research reveals that interactive social experiences with parents, through conversation and reading, provides a gateway to enhancing a child’s linguistic, cognitive, and emotional development.

The social programming a child receives before age seven is the primary determinant of its health and fate as an adult. I encourage parents, grandparents and extended family members to review the new series of Max Rhymes by Todd and Jackie Courtney. Their compilations of beautifully illustrated, consciousness-enhancing messages are designed to elicit a child’s intelligence, integrity, and respect for others and our planet. Max Rhymes is a powerful tool to help children reach their full potential … a benefit for all of humanity, since a child’s behavior will ultimately influence the evolution of us all.”

Bruce H. Lipton, PhD
Cell biologist and bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, Spontaneous Evolution (with Steve Bhaerman) and The Honeymoon Effect

“I think these are phenomenal. I’ve looked at the material and it’s really fabulous. I’ve seen these in their beta form and these are really cool. Great animation and great messages.”

Jack Canfield
Co-creator of Chicken Soup of the Soul series.

“If you are looking for books that will delight your kids while teaching them virtues in a memorable way, read them MAX RHYMES. Of all the authors I’ve ever worked with, Todd and Jackie Courtney have created some of the most beautiful children’s books I’ve seen. I love them!“

Steve Harrison
Founder of Quantum Leap Publicity which helped launch bestselling books such as Chicken Soup for the Soul; Rich Dad Poor Dad; Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus; and many others.

“The Max Rhymes series have simple, rhyming stories that will engage young readers and delight parents. Follow Max the mouse as he navigates growing up, being responsible, and being grateful. The illustrations and positive messages are beautifully done.”

Miranda J. Gabriel, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

“Not only have I given these books to every friend and family member who has a baby or toddler, but I even use them in some of my therapy sessions with teens. The values and virtues, along with the positive self-image Max Rhymes teaches in these books, are exactly what every parent wants their child to learn.”

Lindsay Smith, LCSW
Founder of Teen Therapy Center

“Although we would like every child to be taught the values and virtues set by God, sometimes we all need help. Max Rhymes comes at the right time to do just that. These tools can be the spark needed to bring the wind of change within our cities.”

Bishop Robert “Bob” L. Jackson
Acts Full Gospel Church, Oakland, CA

“I have found The inspirational Nursery Rhymes series to be helpful as a reminder to slow down and be present to my child. Through Max, children can begin to learn about compassion, gratitude, and valuing relationships. These are important life skills to support a child’s overall social and emotional health.”

Arisve Rodriguez, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist