Pub. Date: September 1, 2016
Source: finished copy via publisher (Thank you, Sourcebooks!)
Summary: 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…
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Max has had his milk, he’s brushed his teeth, and has said goodnight to everyone…except the moon. He can’t seem to find it! This sweet little kitten is just so sleepy, but he simply cannot go to bed before saying goodnight and goes on a hunt to find the moon.
Reviewing a storybook is far harder than I imagined! Max at Night is downright adorable – Vere does the illustrations at well and he captures Max’s emotions perfectly (or, should I say, purrfectly). From his sleepy face to his frustration over where is that moon hiding, Max’s personality totally took center stage. The muted colors also fit the story wonderfully: lots of dark oranges and navy blues, muted hues for bedtime.
Through short, simple sentences and minimal yet eye-catching illustrations, Ed Vere’s Max at Night is a fantastic bedtime story! It’s sweet and charming and an absolute delight that I know I’ll be sharing with my nieces! Even better: there’s another Max book! Max the Brave came out last year and is about Max wanting to be a brave kitten who chases mice…only he doesn’t know what a mouse looks like! TOO CUTE!
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Sourcebooks is giving a lucky winner a copy of Max at Night AND an original sketch by Ed Vere!! All you have to do is follow the rafflecopter link! GOOD LUCK!