Max the Brave

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Max the Brave written and illustrated by Ed Vere (2015)

Max is a fearless cat. He is going to chase mice as soon as he finds out what a mouse looks like. He asks the fly, fish, birds, and bunny. When he asks a mouse, the mouse tells him that he is a monster not a mouse. Max takes the monster’s advice and looks around the corner for mouse. He finds something huge with sharp teeth which he thinks is a mouse. He wakes it, but it swallows him and sneezes him out. Max decides he doesn’t need to chase mice to be brave. He decides to chase monsters instead!

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 Mixed identities lead to his confusion, but Max ends up being a brave mouse-chasing cat after all. I wonder what other funny mix-ups might render good results. Wouldn’t cherries make a great apple pie? Or a basketball make a passable 4-square ball? But some mix-ups would be disastrous…

Here are some things your kiddos may enjoy mixing-up.

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