It’s no surprise that we are bookworms at our house and we love having the opportunity to check out new and exciting books. A recent favorite in our house is, Max the Brave
Max is a fearless kitten. Max is a brave kitten. Max is a kitten who chases mice. There’s only one problem—Max doesn’t know what a mouse looks like! With a little bit of bad advice, Max finds himself facing a much bigger challenge. Maybe Max doesn’t have to be Max the Brave all the time…
Join this adventurous black cat as he very politely asks a variety of animals for help in finding a mouse. Young readers will delight in Max’s mistakes, while adults will love the subtle, tongue-in-cheek humor of this new children’s classic.
About the Author:
Ed Vere is an author, artist and illustrator with a long track record of success in the picture book category. Max the Brave was named one of The Sunday Times’s 100 Modern Children’s Classics. His book Bedtime for Monsters was shortlisted for the 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize and Mr Big was chosen by Booktrust as the official Booktime book for 2009 (and was distributed to 750,000 British schoolchildren making it the largest single print run of a picture book). Vere was the World Book Day illustrator for 2009.
What We Thought:
This is the first book we have read from Author Ed Vere and after this, it certainly won’t be our last! This is such a fun book. My boys (ages 4 & 8) laughed the entire time I read it. Max is an adorable little kitten that has decided he is brave and will chase mice. Only problem for Max is that he has no idea what a mouse looks like. As he begins his journey, he runs across a variety of different animals and asks if they are a mouse. They all point him in the direction that mouse was last spotted…when he finally finds the mouse, will he know? You’ll have to read the book to find out, but I promise you’ll not be disappointed.
Max the Brave will be available for purchase on September 8, and will have a SRP of $16.99
A copy of Max the Brave and a Red Cape!!