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Ed Vere

  • 5 stars across 20 books
    Ed Vere is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer & illustrator of picture books, including How To Be a Lion and Max the Brave which was named one of The Sunday Times's '100 Modern Children's Classics'.

    He studied fine art at Camberwell College of Art and has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1999. Ed's books are published all over the world. He is also a painter, working from his studio in east London, and is represented by galleries in London and Los Angeles.


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    5th June 2014

    Max the Brave

    Meet Max - the mighty kitten and New York Times bestseller. Max is Brave, Max is Fearless, Max is a Mouse-catcher... B... More

    (25 reviews)
    3rd July 2008

    Mr Big

    Mr Big is strong, Mr Big is tough, Mr Big is . . . well . . . BIG ! He has just one small problem - because of ... More

    (16 reviews)
    28th June 2018

    How to be a Lion

    "This witty, resonant picture book is a manual for anyone's life, young or old." Sunday Times Children's Book of the... More

    (13 reviews)
    4th May 2017

    Grumpy Frog

    Grumpy Frog is not grumpy. He loves green, and he loves to hop, and he loves winning . But what happens when Gr... More

    (7 reviews)
    3rd September 2015

    Max at Night

    Meet Max - the mighty kitten and New York Times bestseller. This is Max. Max is very sleepy. It's way past Max's ... More

    (5 reviews)
    2nd June 2016

    Max and Bird

    Meet Max - the mighty kitten and New York Times bestseller. When Max meets Bird, Max thinks he'd like to be friends... More

    (5 reviews)
    7th July 2011

    Bedtime for Monsters

    Bedtime for Monsters is Ed Vere's hilarious monsterish tale - with a big twist! What if a monster were looking ... More

    (2 reviews)
    2nd August 2007


    Getting what you want can be tricky, especially if you don't ask in quite the right way. Follow one little monkey's jour... More

    (2 reviews)
    4th October 2018

    Goodnight, Max the Brave

    Ideal for small hands, this board book edition of Max at Night is the perfect bedtime read. Meet Max - the ... More

    (2 reviews)
    7th June 2007

    The Getaway

    Fingers McGraw is the sneakiest cheese thief in town. He's on the run with the law on his tail and he needs you to hel... More

    (1 review)
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      How to be a Lion

      this book can teach you about if you are different you do not need to copy someone.I liked this book.This is a good favourite charter is the l...

    • Max the Brave

      Max the Brave

      We really enjoy reading this book! It is about a little kitten called max who thinks he is brave. To prove this, he wants to find a mouse to chase- un...

    • Grumpy Frog

      Grumpy Frog

      I often get this book out when one (or all) of my children have been a bit of a grumpy frog!

      An excellent story, with fun yet simple illustrations...

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