Max at Night by Ed Vere
  

Synopsis

Max at Night by Ed Vere

Meet Max - the mighty kitten and New York Times bestseller. This is Max. Max is very sleepy. It's way past Max's bedtime. Max has drunk his milk. Max has brushed his teeth. Max has cleaned behind his ears. Now Max just needs to say goodnight...Max is tired and all ready for bed, but when he can't find the moon to say goodnight to, he sets out to find it. But that's not as easy as Max had hoped...Witty and heart-warming, this stylish and beautifully illustrated book is the perfect bedtime read.

Reviews

Vere's playful, minimalist illustrations are just right for this quiet story. Some might wonder how the cat will cope with a new moon, but everyone will be rooting for Max, and hoping he returns in another adventure. -- Peter Brown The New York Times A nocturnal quest yields great rewards for the little black cat with the big yellow eyes. Last seen mixing up his monsters and mice in Max the Brave (2015), cute kitten Max preps for beddy-bye. Yet his usual litany of good night s hits a snag when the moon is nowhere to be found. Determined to bid his lunar pal good night, Max moves from a tree to the rooftops to the highest hills. Sympathetic winds uncover the moon, gleaming and bright, who assures Max that it can hear him, even when he's safe at home. Max's plight and nighttime quest will ring true for any child who has ever called out from a dark bedroom for comfort. Though Vere does not take the opportunity to explain the waxing and waning of the moon, the lapse doesn't detract from the fact that this outing surpasses Max's last. The interior pastel backgrounds, so familiar from the earlier book, yield to twilight's ochres and periwinkles, then to deep reds and blues. These deeper tones, paired alongside Max's brilliant yellow eyes, recall such classics as Sam and the Firefly. Vere's digital illustrations give the mouthless Max eyes that appear uncommonly expressive, though they do little more than look or close. Cozy, dozy, comforting fare. -- Kirkus Kirkus

About the Author

Ed Vere

Booktrust Baby Book Award winner 2009 for Chick

Greenway Medal nominee and World Book Day Illustrator 2009

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.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Ed Vere
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Author's Website

www.edvere.com/

Publisher

Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd September 2015

ISBN

9780723299158


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