Check out this book on Goodreads: Max’s Words http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/74170.Max_s_Words.
This was on a “word play” list that I found after I read Dear Deer. Goodreads is a great place to find recommendations. I encourage kids at my school to join as I feel it is safer than Facebook and the people on Goodreads are on there because of their love of books. If you haven’t joined yet, you should consider it.