Max and Bird – Puffin Books – Children’s book review

“This is Max.

And this is Bird.

Max would like to be friends with Bird.

He would also like to chase Bird and maybe eat him as a tasty snack”

This book is called “Max and Bird” and it is a tale of a kitten and a Bird. Of course they both want to be friends but Max doesn’t know how to be friends. Max knows that according to nature he chases and eats birds, but he would also like to be friends with Bird. Bird wants to fly but doesn’t know how too, he does however know how to be friends. Bird explains how to be friends

“Friends have fun together and help each other out.”

So they set off together to teach Bird to fly. Of course Max is a kitten and doesn’t know how too. But together they set off in search of the answer. They visit a library to read books, they practice all day and dream all night. Eventually Bird picks it up and their friendship is tested.

The book is written by author Ed Vere and is part of a series of children`s books all based on the character Max the bird.  The illustrations (which are also drawn by Ed Vere) are really rather sweet too. We haven’t read any of his previous books but we would love to add to the collection. The book is much loved in our house and all 3 boys love hearing what happens between Max and Bird. I love the story of how their friendship grows despite the fact that according to nature they shouldn’t be. Friendships can be between anyone including between a bird and a kitten.


  1. 11th May 2017 / 12:27 pm

    Awwww this sounds really sweet. As an expat I’ve loved making friends with all sorts of people life wouldn’t have thrown me otherwise. I think it is a lovely message for children that you can be friends with people who are different…. if you can try really hard not to eat them!!! Kate x

  2. 11th May 2017 / 12:28 pm

    Oh I love reading to my kid & this would be a perfect book to his collection 🙂 he doesn’t understand yet what I’m reading, but it helps him to fall asleep for the night haha 😀

  3. 11th May 2017 / 4:53 pm

    What a cute story! Lovely message to present to children. I like the illustrations too x

  4. 11th May 2017 / 5:44 pm

    You’ve made me want to read it too. I wish the boys were still younger x

  5. 11th May 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Great idea for a children’s book. I agree that the message is an important one, don’t judge others, people can change and surprise us.

  6. 12th May 2017 / 8:48 pm

    Aww these books sound so cute! And such great stories behind them too, showing that anyone can be friends no matter the background or “nature” I feel like that’s an important lesson we need to teach our kids right now. The illustrations remind me of some books from when I was younger but I really can’t think what they’re called haha! Great review! Xx

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