Thursday, September 8, 2016

Max at Night Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Thank you Sourcebooks for this fantastic opportunity to showcase Max at Night via the Max at Night Blog Tour. I have had the pleasure to read Max the Brave in the past and I was ecstatic when I was asked to review Max at Night. Max is such an adorable cat and I know he will make many children and adults very happy with his curiosity and innocence.

MAX AT NIGHT (#maxatnight)

Title: Max at Night
Author: Ed Vere
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication date: September 1, 2016
Pages: 32
Source/format: Finished copy from Publisher
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Rating: ☆☆☆

Synopsis (from

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.
M Y  T H O U G H T S

Max at Night is an adorable book about a cat named Max. This little black kitten is very sleepy and likes to say goodnight to everyone before he goes to bed. However, he cannot find the moon. Max searches high and low for the moon and can't find it. He needs to say goodnight to the moon before he goes to sleep.

This is a good bedtime book for young children who are getting into the bedtime routine. Not only does it teach children things like brushing their teeth and saying goodnight before they go to bed, it also shows them that if they want to achieve something, they will find it if they work hard. Max the wide-eyed cat is very curious and determined. He didn't give up when he wanted to find the moon.

With Max at Night, the illustrations are simple and easy to distinguish. The colors are vivid. Max's yellow eyes contrast well with his black body. Clever usage of white space is present in the picture book and I like the text placement. The matte book with the spot glossing for the title and Max is a nice touch.

Max at Night is a hybrid of Goodnight Moon and Max the Brave. If you're looking for a charming book about a cat saying goodnight or if you're just looking for a good bedtime picture book, definitely check out Max at Night! However, Max the Brave is still my favorite out of the two in the companion series.


Ed Vere has been writing and illustrating children’s books since 1999. He is also a fine art painter and is represented by galleries in London and Los Angeles. He lives in London.

For more information about Ed Vere, check out his social media platforms.

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Enter for a chance to win an original sketch by author and illustrator Ed Vere and a copy of Max at Night! Giveaway is provided by Sourcebooks

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