Max the Brave

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$16.99  $15.80
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
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8.75 X 11.3 X 0.4 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

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.


"Not only did my cat love the book, but so did I! Tell all your friends about this book; shout it from the roof tops. It is the perfect combination of story, illustration, and humor! " - She Reads Books
"Max the kitten is so cute and I think this is a story your kids will love too. This is sure to be a classic children's story. " - Creative House
"With echoes of ARE YOU MY MOTHER in pacing and adorable use of mistaken identity, and a nod to THE GRUFFALO in the twist (two of my favorite classics, BTW) the story isn't about HOW to be brave, but rather what happens when a brave but naif character explores his world. " - Noodling with Words
"Overall, highly recommended. This should DEFINITELY be on your Christmas shopping list for the preschool crowd." - Confessions of a Book Habitue
"Minimalist illustrations and expressive fonts are set against colorful pages to sharpen the reader's focus on Max and the other animals... Max should find himself chasing Mouse into storytimes again and again.
" - Booklist
"Both the punchy text and illustrations command attention, and plenty of readers will get a kick out of feeling superior to Max" - Publishers Weekly
"Full of playful humor...enhanced by the humorous text, character expressions, and a not-scary monster to boot. VERDICT Highly recommended." - School Library Journal
"Youngsters will fall in love with Max, the wide-eyed, jet-black kitten with an insatiable curiosity, and the mouse who outsmarts him... The furry fellow's guileless personality and singleminded pursuit of his goal make him the perfect stand-in for toddlers, and older children will appreciate Vere's playful wit and wish for Max's return." - Shelf Awareness
"A charming book about one kitten's quest to be a brave mouse-chaser. Very sweet story with wonderful illustrations!" - Life By Candlelight
"Max the Brave, by Ed Vere, is artistically and creatively assembled. It is simple for children to read...Even as an adult and parent, I love this book. It took my son on an adventure he would never have experienced." - BA Bookworm 808
"Max the Brave was absolutely adorable. The story and illustrations were simple and appealing, with vibrant colors that were very eye-catching and pictures that just popped on the page." - The Starry-Eyed Revue
"Max the Brave is a great storytime book!" - Reading Is Better With Cupcakes
"Funny, simple to read, and colorful, it is a book that will have many kids running around in their own capes soon." - Boricuan Bookworms
"Another snazzy book that will appeal to design-savvy parents is Max the Brave...Max is an expressive huge-eyed black ball of kinetic kittenness who pops against each page's bright, differently colored background. Kids will be tickled that they can distinguish a mouse and a monster while Max doesn't, and - spoiler alert - the monster is more funny than scary." - The New York Times Sunday Book Review
"Max's guileless personality and single-minded pursuit of his goal make him the perfect stand-in for toddlers, and older children will appreciate Vere's playful wit and wish for Max's return." - Shelf Awareness for Readers-STARRED Review
"An instant readaloud hit...Max the Brave has it all: a bold, bumbling superhero; laugh-out-loud preschool humor; eye-catching illustrations; and a fun twist at the end. Kids will ask immediately to hear this one again." - BookPage
"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" - As They Grow Up
"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." - The Lovely Books
"Not only did both of my kids fall in love with this book and this character, but so did I. " - Mamapotamus
" A cat-and-mouse game to be laughed at and reread." - Kirkus Reviews
"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." - Miss Print