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Ed Vere

  • 5 stars across 13 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.
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... MoreMax the Brave

(24 reviews) Review
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 ... MoreMr Big

(16 reviews) Review
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... MoreHow to be a Lion

(12 reviews) Review
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... MoreGrumpy Frog

(7 reviews) Review
5th January 2012

Penguin Pandemonium

An unforgettably funny, animal adventure story about a little bird with big dreams from award-winning author Jeanne Wi... MorePenguin Pandemonium

(3 reviews) Review
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... MoreBanana

(2 reviews) Review
1st September 2012

Too Noisy

This is a heartwarming read-aloud (shout-aloud!) comedy from Malachy Doyle, boldly illustrated by Ed Vere, about a very ... MoreToo Noisy

(1 review) Review
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... MoreThe Getaway

(1 review) Review
28th March 2013

Penguin Pandemonium - The Wild Beast

The third of the award-winning Penguin Pandemonium books. Part of the Awesome Animals series - the funniest fiction, s... MorePenguin Pandemonium - The Wild Beast

(0 reviews) Review
7th June 2012

Penguin Pandemonium - The Rescue

The second hilarious story about the irrepressible penguins of City Zoo, from award-winning author Jeanne Willis. One ... MorePenguin Pandemonium - The Rescue

(0 reviews) Review
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