Max at Night
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 styli
I would just like to preface this by saying that I have a Max, so this was an especially enjoyable book for our family!
Max at Night is a very cute bedtime story about a kitten named Max who is desperate to say goodnight to the moon. It is simple and sweet and long enough to engage a child before bed, but not too long that the parents reading it will get frustrated (I know those books well!).
The illustrations are ...more
A great bedtime story. Recreates the wonderfully minimalistic, colorful, impressionistic illustrations of Max the Brave with a little bit more of a subdued palette for night-time appropriateness. I like the forward and backward sequence of events which allows for engagement on repeated reads ("Where does Max go next?) and promotes read-a-long from kids because of its repetitive nature. And the built-in predictability acts as a signal that the story is almost over and lights out is on ...more
This big eyed cutie is on a mission before bed—he wants to say goodnight to the moon. Max has already said his good nights to everyone and everything else, but he can’t find the moon. Maybe if he climbs higher or looks harder or yells louder. Higher and higher we go with Max as he climbs over obstacles in his way. Can Max find the moon? Will the moon hear him?
Colorful backgrounds make Max pop off the page with cuteness and determination. The pages and colors are clear, simple, and eye-catching. ...more
This story is really cute, and Max is an adorable character. The slow pace, and the repetitiveness of the text makes it an ideal bed ...more
In this installment our little black cat is tired, but before he can go to bed he needs to say goodnight. However, before he can go to bed, he needs to say good night. So he starts saying good night to everything - a box, a fish, etc...but when he gets the moon he can't find it! Poor Max, he can't go to bed until ...more
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It's bedtime and Max says goodnight to everything. But the moon isn't there to hear him!
It's short as well so makes for a quick bedtime read when you need one.
For very young kids.
Thank you to the publisher for the advanced copy of this book in exchange for this honest review.
My son is the easiest kid to get into bed, I think it’s because we started him on a routine when he was nearing his first birthday. We brush our teeth, put on our night clothes, and read a book. He gets so excited that he doesn’t even realize most kids dislike going to bed. Now, He doesn’t like hearing the same book very often. If I repeat a book in the same month he will voice his opinions on the subject ‘I’ve heard this one, can we read a ...more
I received a copy of Max at Night from the publisher, Sourcebooks, in exchange for an honest review. I’m so thankful they sent me this because my daughter and I will enjoy this story for years to come!
This book follows Max, a little kitten, as he is ready to go to bed, but he can’t find the moon to say goodnight. He goes on an adventure trying to ...more
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Hello, friends! Our book today is Max At Night by Ed Vere, a positively adorable bedtime tale about a sweet little kitten named Max who wants to say goodnight to his friend, the moon.
Second in the Max series by Vere, the story begins with Max getting ready for bed: drinking his milk, brushing his teeth, washing behind his ears. He says goodnight to his fish and his cardboard box, but when he wa ...more
Max is very sleepy. He goes through his going to bed routine by brushing his teeth and sayiing good night to everything around him. There is one problem: when he says good night to the moon, it is nowhere to be seen. In spite of how tired he is, Max goes on a quest to find the moon. Can he stay awake long enough to find the moon?
This book was very easy to follow and I r ...more
I enjoyed the minimalist, alternately warm and cool hued pictures.
The author deftly uses many synonyms, making this perfect for the "read aloud" or 1000 books before kindergarten challenges to increase word knowledge in young children.
I'm a little confused at the author's choice to anthropomorphize some nonsentient objects and not others--but kids probably won't give this a second thought :-) For me, it meant the story see ...more
By Ed Vere
I am such a huge fan of this story! What a great way to cap off this page! Bedtime stories are the very best, and this one will be read over and over again.
Max is done being brave, and now it’s time to sleep—all he has to do is say good night. But something’s wrong! When Max goes to say good night to the moon, it’s nowhere to be found. Unable to sleep without finishing his nighttime ritual, Max embarks on a journey to find the moon and wish it a good night.
With the same ...more
It is about a cat who cannot sleep so goes on an adventure to find the moon, in order to find peace and be able to sleep. This concept makes it a great read for children because they will most likely be able to relate to the difficulty of having to go to sleep but not being sleepy.
The minimalist illustrations add to the charm of the book, making it one to reach for when you want to spend some spare time reading to children. The ...more
Max needs to be reassured that the moon is there before he goes to bed. He can't see the moon and goes searching for it, asking buildings if he's seen the moon which remain silent until finally the clouds clear and the moon reassures Max that's it's there.
I may be seeing too much into it, but I like this book as one about explaining grief, or missing someone who's not there. Max, who needs so much reassurance that the moon is still there and okay, gets a response from the moon ...more
A beautiful bedtime story featuring pen and ink sketches, mixed media, and digital artwork; I especially liked the dedication page in which Max is snoring from atop the dryer.
Recommended for sharing with PreK-2.
It’s a fun, quick read that involves a quest to find the moon.
Kids voted to give it 5 stars.
Good for: bedtime stories, fans of cats, the moon, quest-type stories, and Max fans. For young toddlers through elementary school students. You could read it to babies too.
My soon-to-be 5 year old and I thoroughly enjoyed this adorable picture book. We lost our cat, Max, this year and his namesake in this book looked JUST like ours - stole our hearts. Highly recommend for PreK and K kids!