Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Pub. Date: September 8, 2015
Source: Print ARC
Rating: 5 Stars
Max the Brave is a brilliant new picture book from Ed Vere. This is Max. Max the Brave, Max the Fearless, Max the Mouse-catcher...But, in order to be a Mouse-catcher, Max needs to know what a mouse is, so off he goes to find out. This hilarious new picture book from the phenomenally-talented Ed Vere introduces a new and lovable character, with Ed's trademark bold illustrations and clever story.
“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. 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 WeeklyReview:
My children were quite excited when this book came in the mail. Not only did we receive the book but we also got a cape and a sticker! To say my family was thrilled is an understatement. Max the Brave is a hilariously cute story about a cat who wants to catch a mouse. That would be too easy, if only he knew what a mouse was!
We follow his journey as he tries to find out what exactly a mouse looks like. I thought the art work was beautiful in a simplistic way. It's reminiscent of "Are You My Mother?" and that was one of my favorites as a child. I liked being able to to follow Max on his quest along with my children. Who, I might add, fell in love with the story.
I highly recommend investing in this adorable book for children. It can be a family affair.
*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Other Ed Vere titles to look out for: Banana; Bedtime for Monsters; Mr. Big; The Getaway Ed Vere studied fine art at Camberwell College of Art and has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1999. He is published in both England and the US. Ed is also a painter, working from his studio in east London 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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Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuNbrpUVunE
Twitter: @ed_vere, @jabberwockykids