Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Blog Tour: Max at Night

I received this book for free from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky in exchange for an honest review.

Max at Night by Ed Vere (follow Ed on social media: Twitter, Instagram)

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Thoughts:
Max (a cat) is tired and ready for bed, but he wants to say goodnight first. After saying goodnight to a few items in the house, he says goodnight to the moon. But he cannot see the moon! Worried that the moon is missing, he goes in search of it. He asks everyone he meets along the way if they know where the moon is, and he continues going higher and higher trying to get a better view.

This book is playful and fun. It reminded me of Are You My Mother? and Bears in the Night (Berenstain Bears) because of the repeated question and the retracing his steps at the end. The illustrations are simple yet colorful. Max is adorable with his big yellow eyes. Young children ages 2-4 will delight in this bedtime story, and parents won't mind reading it over and over again.

The prose uses simple words as well, so this would make a good early reader (level 3). I will have to have my 6 year old son read it soon. He loves cats, so this will be good one for him.

My Rating: 4 stars

Blog Tour Fun:
As part of the blog tour, Sourcebooks has provided an awesome activity kit - 6 pages of fun things to do with your kids after reading this book. Download it here.

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