Monday, September 14, 2015

BLOG TOUR w/ GIVEAWAY: Max the Brave by Ed Vere


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.


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.


Max the brave sets off to prove himself a brave, fearless kitten by chasing mice.  The only problem is that Max doesn't know what a mouse looks like, so he politely asks the different creatures he encounters.  But when he does encounter a mouse, the mouse tells a lie and Max finds himself in trouble.  The mix-up is bound to inspire giggles from young readers, and the twist at the end is funny as well.  This is a book that is definitely going on my favorites shelf.  Lots of fun to be had in sharing this book as long as the young listener or reader knows what a mouse is (wink, wink).


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Twitter: @ed_vere, @jabberwockykids


  1. My dog's name is Bogie. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. My pet's name is Sadaharu! He's a big boy German Shepherd!

  3. My cat's name is Julius...he's orange.


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