About the book: 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.
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My thoughts on this book:
First, I must confess that I am a cat lover, which means that it is pretty easy to fall in love with a book like Max the Brave. Second, I work with young children and I appreciate a good read aloud. Though good read alouds may be harder to come by, Max the Brave works well in this category too.
Max is a small black cat. Some may even say that he is adorable.
Max doesn't appreciate the adorableness as much as he does being a brave adventurer.
Max is out to find and chase a mouse, but this is difficult when you don't know what a mouse looks like.
Max encounters a fly, goldfish, birds, and more in his search for a mouse. Of course, the real mouse sends Max off on a wild goose chase. Instead of chasing a mouse, Max finds a monster that he thinks is the mouse.
Of course at some point, Max decides that chasing mice may be overrated. The twist at the end will have children laughing and asking for the book to be read again.
For cat lovers and those who just like a good read aloud, pick up a copy of Max the Brave at your local indie bookstore or public library.
Note: Check out the downloadable wallpaper (used in this post) on the Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky page, here.
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 Prizeand 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. Find him on: website | twitter
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