Max the Brave

Max the Brave

by Ed Vere
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Max the Brave by Ed Vere

A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

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.

Praise for Max the Brave:
"A cat-and-mouse game to be laughed at and reread." —Kirkus

"Full of playful humor...enhanced by the humorous text, character expressions, and a not-scary monster to boot. VERDICT Highly recommended." — School Library Journal

"Both the punchy text and illustrations command attention, and plenty of readers will get a kick out of feeling superior to Max." —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492616511
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Series: Max the Cat Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 98,601
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: AD390L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Ed Vere studied fine art at Camberwell College of Art in London. In addition to illustrating children's books, Ed is also a painter and is represented by galleries in London and Los Angeles. After a year and a half living in Barcelona, Ed now lives and works in London.

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Max the Brave 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
WriterReaderHeather More than 1 year ago
So, brave Max sets off on a journey to find a mouse to chase. This book reminds me a little of ARE YOU MY MOTHER by P.D. Eastman (a childhood all-time favorite) – the simple text, the protagonist’s encounters with others as he sets out on his journey to find a mouse, and the art! I love the way Max stands out against the solid backgrounds and his expressions are perfect! His eyes say it all. You won’t be disappointed by the end and will want to read this one again and again.
Sparrowhawk24 More than 1 year ago
Max the Brave is an engaging colorful picture book about an innocent kitten who yearns to be brave. The book is charmed with illustrations that embrace Max’s playful nature resultantly stirring plenty of interactive discussions that children can glean from. Combine this with a strong storyteller and a quirky storyline, Max the Brave is sure to become a family favorite ― I highly recommend it!
smg5775 More than 1 year ago
Cute story of Max the Brave who is a mouse hunter but does not know what a mouse looks like. He is curious and will ask questions as he searches for a mouse. When he gets a scare, he realizes he does not have to be the mighty mouse hunter, Max the Brave. He just needs to know he can be if necessary. Great illustrations. I loved Max the Brave in his superhero cape. Great for your young ones.
19269684 More than 1 year ago
Max is a charming kitty looking to be brave. One day he decides to go out, in search of a mouse, meeting with several individuals, as well as a bit of trouble. I read this delightful book to my Ewoks; who best to share it with? They never lost interest and giggled the entire time. The fun characters, combined with my comical voices, made Max the Brave an entertaining read before bed. Ed Vere's illustrations are bold and appealing to toddler eyes, mine too. With a monsters who wasn't terrifying and expressions that were relatable, I think children of all ages will enjoy it- I know we did. If you don't believe me, check out the one-minute video below! View the rest of my book review on 9/14 I received this ARC for an honest review.
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
Max is a brave and fearless kitten and he is totally ready to start catching mice. The only problem? Max isn't sure what a mouse looks like. Max sets out to find mouse with hilarious results in this playful and engaging picture book. Max the Brave (2015) by Ed Vere is a great read-a-loud choice. Each page features a different color background to make Max stand out even more in bold contrast. Animals drawn largely in black serve to underscore the big reveal at the end. An amusing story with sight gags similar to John Klassen's "hat" books, this one is sure to have lots of appeal with readers of all ages.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
Cute book. I have to agree it's a little bit of "Are you my mother?" Max is a cat that is tired of being thought of as cute. He wants to bravely stalk and chase a mouse, but he has no idea what a mouse looks like. We follow Max on his quest to find and catch a mouse. I really loved Max's expressions. Cute illustrations and a book pre-schoolers would love to learn simple words from. They will surely ask to be read this one over again. Thank you Netgalley for letting me read and review this book.
IanWood More than 1 year ago
Max is a fearless cat, as all cats are of course. He's black with huge eyes, perky ears and a swishy tail which doubtlessly twitches in anticipation. It's nice to have a super hero of color for a change! He hates to be dressed up in bows. His one real ambition in life is to chase mice, and possibly eat them if he has the time and it doesn't prove to be too much trouble. Unfortunately his education falls short of this ambition. He has no idea what a mouse looks like and consequently is left in the rather embarrassing position of making plaintive inquiries of any creature he encounters in his quest. If there's one thing cats cannot abide (apart from getting wet), it's being embarrassed. Since the animals he encounters are largely honest, bless their little furry and feathery socks, he eventually hits upon the mouse trail, if not tail, but what he doesn't know is that the resident mouse lies - like a dog in fact - and worse than this, directs him to the neighborhood monster, the cat now operating under the tragic misaprehension that the creature is the mouse! I loved the word play on 'Gulp" at this point. I recommend this story for the sheer fun of it and the cute drawings. Everybody loves an adventurous quest story and this is a fun one that children will want to hear again and again. This is definitely a worthy read!