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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....

Title : Max the Brave
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ISBN : 9780723286691
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Max the Brave Reviews

  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    2019-05-08 12:58

    Check out more picture book reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...This is Max. Max the Brave who wants to prove himself by catching a mouse... only he doesn't know what a mouse looks like, so off he goes to find out. As he goes he asks if the animal is a mouse and each time is told no, until...I heard a lot about this book and loved the idea of the drawings! I wasn't disappointed though I found it quite odd that he doesn't know what a mouse is as it should be instinctual to know... or you should at least ASK questions about what a mouse looks like! (Which he never did!)This is a total nonsense book but one where you can interpret parts of the story into a discussion with a child... not a bad thing but there are better ways to supply a message subtly. (One such discussion could be about asking questions when you don't have enough information and another may be about who we can trust to gain information from.)BUT I did ADORE the art! I love the heavily color blocked graphic nature of the illustrations... My nephew and I both did! He quite enjoyed the simple language and the funny questions about whether they are a mouse, especially when Max asks a mouse and is told no, the mouse is not a mouse... This is fun but not to buy... the library is a great place to get books like this...BOTTOM LINE: Clueless Max...______________________You can find this review and many others on my book blog @ Perspective of a Writer. See my picture book reviews in a special feature called Boo's Picture Gallery...

  •  Linda (Miss Greedybooks)
    2019-05-06 15:53

    Thank you NetGalley for awarding me to read this cute little book.Max is an adorable little kitten. The pictures are charming. Something I would have loved to learn reading with, I used to tell stories from pictures before I could read words, then I would remember the words that others had read to me and tell that story. I recommend Max the brave for all the tiny learning to read children

  • ❀Aimee❀ Just one more page...
    2019-05-01 13:18

    Cute book. I have to agree it's a little bit of "Are you my mother?" Max is a cat that is tired of being thought of as cute. He wants to bravely stalk and chase a mouse, but he has no idea what a mouse looks like. We follow Max on his quest to find and catch a mouse. I really loved Max's expressions.The only mild complaint I have is that most of the kids this is written for won't know what the phrase, "not all it's cracked up to be" means. I had to stop and explain to my five year old what that meant. I generally don't mind teaching my kids new terms and phrases, but this one felt out of place for the audience.Thank you Netgalley and Puffin Books for a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Laura
    2019-05-11 17:17

    Max is a brave, determined kitten. A kitten who wants to chase mice, but he has one itty bitty problem. He doesn’t know what a mouse looks like. So he sets out to find one! From elephants to monsters, Max asks them all if they're a mouse or if they know where to find one. Can Max find what he’s looking for in the answers and silliness? I loved these colorful pages! Colors jump out at you as you flip and fan through. Max’s black coat really stands out against the solid backgrounds of color—red, yellow, blue, and green pages pull readers in with brightness and cheer.A fun read. Max will inspire young readers to keep looking for what they want. Keep looking!

  • Shoa Khan
    2019-05-21 16:17

    This is the story of Max, a very brave kitten, who is so so adorable! (^.^)Max also happens to be a mouse-catcher. There's a small problem, however. Max does not know what a mouse looks like! :|But Max will not let sth this trivial deter him. He goes around asking everybody he runs into if they're a mouse!Although this image is quite tiny, I found this particular illustration where he climbs a tree full of birds to inquire abt mice esp cute! (Yes, birds make me swoon!)Eventually he runs into someone and asks them if they've seen a mouse around and..Oh, well! Anyway, it has a funny twist towards the end! :DBut the funniest thing is that I had received an ARC for this book last year but never got around to reading it and it expired.But a couple of weeks back when I was in Landmark bookstore, I found a copy of this book and went through it while my mum was busy doing some crazy stationery shopping! :DI'm so glad I finally got a chance to read it and I found it quite amoosing. And I'm sure this sentiment will be shared by anybody who reads it!Oh, well! Never mind! :|

  • Hilary
    2019-05-05 17:04

    Max is a kitten. Max knows he is a brave hunter of mice. Now if only he knew what a mouse was, so he could chase it...I love the story, and can't wait to share it with my toddler!Disclaimer: I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Kelly Hager
    2019-05-22 16:00

    I don't read picture books very often, but Max the Brave makes me want to change that.This book is absolutely adorable and my goddaughter (Rory the Brave) is going to love it when she gets it for Christmas.Max is the best mouse-catcher ever---or would be, if he knew what a mouse was. He tries to learn more about what mice are and how they look, but not everyone is as forthcoming as he would like.This book is a complete delight from the text to the pictures to the perfection that is Max (the brave).Highly recommended.

  • Jay
    2019-04-29 14:59

    This ARC kindly provided by NetGalley on behalf of the publisher. simple pictures, simple story, but very cute and funny. My boy had a good laugh at Max being brave and chasing “monsters”.

  • Bailey
    2019-05-22 14:01

    Please note that this is a dual review with F.Is anyone ever to old for a children's novel? Well, we think not! Too often we get caught up and frazzled in our busy lives, and we just need something simple and cute to read to get us feeling normal again. Reading Max the Brave took us back to our roots, when years ago we first started to read and beg our parents to come and tell us just one more bedtime story. We felt like children again, and we loved it, to say the least!!! The story depicts the endearing adventure of a young kitten that was as enjoyable as Max was cute! The talented Ed Vere uses colorful and direct illustrations to portray a wonderful tail (pun intended) and eye catching scenes! As he goes from creature to creature, Max shows the readers that no question is too dumb or unworthy of being asked, let alone answered. The laugh out loud moments were precious and the outcome was deeply enjoyable. If you enjoyed the plots of Are You My Mother or I Want My Hat Back, or even just loved the cuteness in Oliver and His Egg, then this is a must read for you. Max demonstrated that curiosity is normal to have and that we don't always have every single answer. This led to a genuinely amusing book that is sure to grab the attention of young readers and entertain the entire family all at once! Children are sure to follow along, fully engrossed as they wait to see if Max finally finds that darn mouse. Please note that we received a free copy of this book as a result of a blog tour. However, this in no way influenced our rating or review.See reviews like this and more at:

  • AJ
    2019-05-02 12:00

    (Read this review and more at Pretty Bookmarks)I loved Max the Brave. I’m always on the lookout for children’s books for my younger sister and trying to get her to be more interested in books. Max the Brave was perfect. In some ways, Max the Brave was very interactive. Max is a cat who is trying to be more brave and catch a mouse — the thing is, he doesn’t know what a mouse looks like. So off we go following Max and his journey to look for a mouse. He travels, meeting an array of different animals, big and small, in his hunt to catch a mouse.Max is always asking: are you a mouse? Which really gets the interactive part going. My sister is consistently responding to the book, yelling out answers — which is when I know a book is great for kids and for use in class. It also gets a discussion going: is Max brave? The story that Max the Brave tells is so simple. Yet, it is so interactive and enabled me to have a lovely discussion with my sister about bravery and animals. I love it so much that I’m considering borrowing a copy from my local library to bring it into my classroom for my students to enjoy.Definitely recommend Max the Brave for the younger ones — and would definitely be great in the classroom!

  • Luna
    2019-05-04 15:04

    Max is a very cute kitten, sometimes people put bows on him – which he doesn’t like. Because he’s a brave kitten that chases mice, or he will. Once he finds a mouse.Loved this book, from the drawings and text to the story. It’s just wonderful. I can imagine it would captivate young readers being read to, as well as those learning to read. There is so much personality in Max.

  • Emma
    2019-05-20 10:09

    This is so adorable. Max the kitten is very brave and goes on an adventure to find a mouse to chase. Colors are spectacular, vibrant and bold. Story is adorable and engaging. Five stars. Adding this to my list to buy for our home library.

  • Lynn
    2019-05-07 16:09

    Kids will delight in knowing more than Max and in the monster.

  • Edward Sullivan
    2019-04-27 17:02

    Max is a kitten who is certain of his outstanding mouse-catching abilities. He's just not sure what a mouse looks like. Simple, charming, and fun.

  • The Library Lady
    2019-05-18 15:08

    Adorable and sweet without saccharine. Bold, simple pictures and a simple story give this potential for story time, and kids will enjoy identifying the othe animals as Max the kitten tries to figure out which one is a mouse. A winner.P.S. I bought this fearlessly because I adored Vere's book Banana, which I fear is now out of print. Here's hoping the success of the Max books encourages a reprint, because the copies at my library are falling apart!

  • Garrett
    2019-05-09 13:57

    Max is a brave little kitten looking to murder a mouse. He's ready to do some real damage--by which I mean death--to this mouse, too. Unfortunately for Max, he lives in a place where elephants are more common than mice, apparently. And monsters.Still--that won't stop Max the Brave from murdering who he wants!

  • Earl
    2019-04-24 12:09

    Max is intent to catch a mouse if only he knew what mice looked like. A fun story.

  • Selena
    2019-05-18 16:11

    Super adorable. Gave me a nice little pick me up on a rainy day. Kitten adventures are always fun for all ages.

  • Jacob
    2019-05-01 12:13

    Awesomely cute!

  • Jess at Such a Novel Idea
    2019-05-03 12:07

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It did not affect my honest opinion.My six-year-old and I read this book no less than three times the first time we picked it up. It is absolutely adorable!Max is a kitten who doesn't like cute bows and just wants to chase mice. If he knew just what a mouse was.Reminiscent of one of my favorite books growing up, Are You My Mother?, Max goes on a quest to find a mouse... so he can do his catly duty and chase him. Except he can't seem to find the mouse anywhere.This book was so well done. The artwork is minimalistic, with bright colors that draw you in. There weren't too many words to it, so my daughter could practice her reading, and the story was funny. This is a book we'll definitely be buying in September for our collection! Also, we will definitely be checking out more from Ed Vere... Hopefully, this will include future Max books!

  • Sheila
    2019-04-25 08:52

    Cute story of Max the Brave who is a mouse hunter but does not know what a mouse looks like. He is curious and will ask questions as he searches for a mouse. When he gets a scare, he realizes he does not have to be the mighty mouse hunter, Max the Brave. He just needs to know he can be if necessary. Great illustrations. I loved Max the Brave in his superhero cape. Great for your young ones.

  • Beyond the Pages
    2019-05-18 10:10

    Max the Brave was absolutely adorable. I loved the simple storyline, animal identification, verb play, and illustrations. I found myself laughing hysterically at the mouse monster's consumption of Max the Brave. The yuck factor even got a few giggles from this old kid at heart. Hahaha...I hope to see Max the Brave again. He was charming.

  • Selina
    2019-04-26 16:56

    This book is just far too adorable for me to handle. On day 1 of BEA, this was the book I sought out and it did not disappoint. Though a children's illustrated book, I thought it was very clever. The drawings are great and I enjoyed the story. It did remind me a bit of "Are you my mother?" from Dr. Seuss, but that isn't a bad thing!It also helps that Max is a dead ringer for my cat Ghost...

  • Bekka
    2019-05-11 15:11

    Thanks to Edelweiss and Sourcebooks Jabberwocky for early access to this title.This is a cute story about a little kitten who bites of more than he can chew. The simple illustrations are quite charming, and kids will get a kick out of this story.

  • Shandra
    2019-05-08 15:01

    Adorable Max the Brave wants to chase a mouse... but he doesn't really know what a mouse is... Great for a preschool storytime, and I may even try to slip it in to a family storytime if the kids lean to the older side, since it's so fun.

  • Darshana Khiani (Flowering Minds)
    2019-04-28 13:55

    Beginning felt a tad ordinary but the climax and ending were fantastic!I can see pre-schoolers liking this one, after all what child doesn't want to be in the 'know'.

  • March Shoggoth Madness The Haunted Reading Room
    2019-05-13 09:03

    REVIEW: Max the Brave by Ed VereMax is brave and courageous, but also foolhardy and confused. Laugh-out-loud illustrations of Max' s competence will delight very young readers.

  • Ella Zegarra
    2019-05-19 16:19

    cute as fuck

  • Kimberly
    2019-05-01 11:53

    I liked this one more than I thought I would. I've never seen a kitten illustrated quite in this style before, and it's absolutely darling. A very silly story that little ones will enjoy.

  • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
    2019-05-05 13:56

    Fun read aloud - love the twist at the end.