Max The Brave- A Book Review

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Max The Brave is about a kitten who wants to prove he’s brave by chasing mice (basically). Only problem is, Max doesn’t know what a mouse looks like! The concept reminded me of Are You My Mother? By P. D. Eastman. Except, maybe, not as entertaining? I received this book for free as an Advanced Review Copy from NetGalley on behalf of the publisher (and since I have been getting quite a few of these, decided I should actually start reviewing them). My boyfriend picked up this book, read it and claims it’s probably the worst children’s book he’s ever read… I won’t go that far. While the artwork is a little bumpy around the edges (literally), I still think the illustrations are charming; the reason I wanted a copy in the first place! My boyfriend argues that a children’s book should at least rhyme or flow and I will agree it is missing a certain rhythm. While the structure of the book is a little rough, it is fairly cute and I think young kids (5 and under) might enjoy this quick read and think it funny when the cat mistakes a Monster for a Mouse. Not my favorite, but not the worst. It felt a little lacking, but I’m hoping the author will continue and make Max The Brave a series. 3/10.

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