Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Story behind “Max at Night”

Ed Vere is launching a brand new story, starring my most favorite kitty of all times, Max! The bravest feline of all times returns in “Max at night”, more adventurous than ever, irresistibly sweet (as always), to delight us with his infinite cuteness!
Ed shared his inspiration for this lovely book:

But in short... Cats and the moon seems a good relationship to me... and I felt like doing a more poetical book, which this is. 

If you think this is cool, run to the nearest bookstore and get your copy of this fantabulous book! And then rush to The Guardian’s How To Draw… page and draw your very own Max! 

Ed Vere writes and illustrates picture books, which are published worldwide.

His latest book is 'Max the Brave'. As well as being named one of The Sunday Times's '100 Modern Children's Classics', it was long listed for the Kate Greenaway medal and is published in 12 languages.

'The Getaway', his first book, won the Highland Children's Book Award in 2007. The following year, 'Banana' was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway prize. In 2009 'Mr Big' was Booktrust’s official Booktime book, reaching 750,000 British schoolchildren – the largest single print run for a picture book! In the same year, pop-up book 'Chick' won the Booktrust Early Years Award for best baby book. 

'Bedtime for Monsters' was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011 and the next year Ed had the honour of being one of the four Roald Dahl Funny Prize judges, along with Michael Rosen.

'Max at Night' will be published in the UK in September 2015.

Ed also works on many projects related to his books . . . from speaking at festivals from Rio to Kerala, and curating festivals in the UK, to appearing onstage with the Britten Sinfonia and the Neil Cowley Trio to bring Mr Big to life with music and live drawing. Recently Ed worked with Tiger Aspect to develop an animated TV series and is currently working with the Little Angel Theatre on a production of Mr Big.

Ed lives and works in London.

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