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—Ma...
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
“Readers will delight in Max’s mistakes and love his quirky and playful adorableness. The bright colors, silly humor and not-so-scary monster will make this a favorite read. ” - ...
“Readers will delight in Max’s mistakes and love his quirky and playful adorableness. The bright colors, silly humor and not-so-scary monster will make this a favorite read. ” - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“ In this charming read-aloud, Max is not drawn with a lot of detail but comes across as cute and quirky with his oversized head, big eyes, and small ears. Muted tones are used throughout, but the illustrations have a vibrant feel with pops of primary colors. The pages’ simplicity helps enhance the overall enjoyment of the story. ” - School Library Connection
“Every kid needs a dose of bravery now and then, and “Max the Brave” by Ed Vere is the gift to wrap and give it. It’s the story of a fearless kitten in a not-so-fearless search for a mouse. I loved the illustrations! ” - Bookworm Sez
“Every kid needs a dose of bravery now and then, and “Max the Brave,” by Ed Vere, is the gift to wrap and give it. It’s the story of a fearless kitten in a not-so-fearless search for a mouse. I loved the illustrations! ” - Crow River Media
“Ed Vere's book seems minimalist compared to the other works, but just as fun...children will enjoy Max's confusion.” - Dubuque Herald
“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 the Brave is sure to become a family favorite ― I highly recommend it!” - My Soul Called Life
“If you're looking for a cute and entertaining story to share with a little one, I highly recommend this. My little monster has re-read this book 4 times in one day, so if Max The Brave can grab his attention and KEEP it, he's definitely a winner!” - Fangirl Confessions
“I feel that this will definitely appeal to young kids and maybe even kids first learning to read by themselves. Overall I would recommend it to anyone with kids under 9.” - No Books, No Life
“This great read feels like a classic cartoon where we, as the audience, may know the outcome, but delight in the journey.Bright artwork, fabulous facial expressions on every cute creature Max encounters, along with short sentences placed pleasingly on every page work together making Max the Brave a picture book worthy of multiple reads and huge smiles.” - Good Reads With Ronna
“ 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.” - Kid Lit Frenzy
“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.
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“Max the Brave is a great storytime book!” - Reading Is Better With Cupcakes
“This book was good because it was silly. My favorite part was when [ED: spoiler alert!] the mouse played a trick on Max. The pictures of Max were cute and I want to read about him again tomorrow and the day after that.” - Watermelons Grow
“This story is funny and creative. I am sure all kids would like this story, and I will tell my friends to read it too. ” - Kids’ Book Buzz
“Overall, highly recommended. This should DEFINITELY be on your Christmas shopping list for the preschool crowd.” - Confessions of a Book Habitue
“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” - Geo Librarian
“Funny, simple to read, and colorful, it is a book that will have many kids running around in their own capes soon.” - Boricuan Bookworms
“This is one of the best picture books I have seen in a while...an awesome book on so many levels don't miss out. ” - Mindjacked
“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
“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
Length: 11.0236 in
Width: 8.3465 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 32 pages