cover image Max at Night

Max at Night

Ed Vere. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4926-3296-2

Max, the black kitten from 2015’s Max the Brave, is back, and he’s calling it a night. After realizing that the moon is nowhere in sight, Max heads out into the night, climbing ever higher in an attempt to spot it. It’s a long and lonely journey—the trees, rooftops, and hills Max climbs stay silent when he asks, “Have you seen the moon?”—but Vere makes his travels worth it: when the moon does appear from behind some clouds, it nearly fills a full page, glowing with a pale greenish-white light. It’s a lovely nighttime excursion that delivers just enough adventure to leave sleepy readers imagining semi-magical quests of their own. Ages 3–6. (Sept.)