Max is a meerkat with a problem. Soon after he born, he discovers he can't stand up, when his mother teaches him and his brothers and sisters to stand. When he tries he falls down and his brothers and sisters laugh at him. But he finds he can run faster than anyone else and goes off to explore the desert near his home.
Then, one day, a hawk threatens Max and his brothers and sisters. Can they escape? Can Max do anything to help? And can he learn to stand up for himself?
MAX THE MEERKAT tells his story.