Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Max the Brave by Ed Vere

This simply illustrated and charming book deals with mistaken identity. Max is a brave kitten who knows he's supposed to chase mice. The only problem is, he doesn't doesn't know what a mouse looks like. Max goes around asking various creatures: "Are you a mouse?" until he finally finds a real mouse who calls himself a monster. The mouse then directs Max to the real monster he has just declared "the mouse". Max has a brief, but somewhat scary encounter with the monster/mouse and escapes. The ending is adorable and fitting for Max the Brave.

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