If you combine the magic of “Goodnight Moon” with the adventure of “Where the Wild Things Are,” you will get Ed Vere’s “Max at Night.”

Max at NightThis is a delightful story about a cat who can’t find the moon when it’s time to say goodnight. So off he goes in search of his missing friend.

The rhythm is perfect, the story lovely and the illustrations marvelous. Vere’s selection of colors was spot on for the tone of the story.

The book features somewhat minimalistic illustrations that are charming and fun. The fonts chosen were a perfect match, as well.

I absolutely love everything about this story and already have read it more than once.

Fans of Vere’s first entry in this series, “Max the Brave,” won’t be able to resist this new story feature the adorable Max.

“Max at Night” will be released Sept. 6 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky.

For more information about the Max books or to request a story-time activity kit, visit Sourcebooks.

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About the author

Ed Vere is The New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of “Max the Brave(Sourcebooks, 2015), which also was named one of The Sunday Times’ 100 Modern Children’s Classics.

His book, “Mr. Big,” was chosen by Book Trust as the official Booktime book for 2009 and was distributed to 750,000 British schoolchildren, making it the largest single print run of a picture book.

Vere also was the World Book Day illustrator for 2009

In addition to writing and illustrating children’s books, Vere also is a painter who is represented by galleries in London and Los Angeles. He lives in London.

Follow him online on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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I was provided a free copy of this book. However, all opinions are my own.

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