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Title:
Bunny party
Author:
Wells, Rosemary.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Max and his big sister Ruby disagree about which of their toys to invite to Grandma's birthday party.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 0.5 67307.
ISBN:
9780670035014
Format :
Book

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Summary

When Ruby invites seven stuffed toy guests to Grandma's birthday party, they all answer YES. Max wants to invite his Jellyball Shooter Spider, his Space Cadet, and his Can't-Sit-Up Slug, but Ruby says no. Yet each time Ruby counts the number of places at the table, another guest has mysteriously appeared. Is Ruby having a bad counting day? Or is someone having a little fun with the guest list? One part musical chairs, one part counting trickery, and all parts Max, this hilarious new story is Max and Ruby at their best!

Rosemary Wells is the acclaimed author of more than sixty books for children, including the Max and Ruby books, and Timothy Goes to School , now a PBS animated television series.


Author Notes

Rosemary Wells was born in New York City on January 29, 1943. She studied at the Museum School in Boston. Without her degree, she left school at the age of 19 to get married. She began her career in publishing, working as an art editor and designer first at Allyn and Bacon and later at Macmillan Publishing.

She is an author and illustrator of over 60 books for children and young adults. Her first book was an illustrated edition of Gilbert and Sullivan's I Have a Song to Sing-O. Her other works include Martha's Birthday, The Fog Comes on Little Pig Feet, Unfortunately Harriet, Mary on Horseback, and Timothy Goes to School. She also created the characters of Max and Ruby, Noisy Nora, and Yoko, which are featured in some of her books. She has won numerous awards including a Children's Book Council Award for Noisy Nora in 1974, the Edgar Allan Poe award for two young adult books, Through the Looking Glass and When No One Was Looking, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Shy Charles.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 3-6. Fans of Wells' 1997 books Bunny Cakes, in which Max makes Grandma a delicious earthworm birthday cake, and Bunny Money, in which he gives her vampire teeth for her birthday, will welcome this story of the birthday party. Once again, Max outwits his bossy older sister, Ruby, and pleases the best grandma in the world. This time, though, there's just too much disorder in pictures and ideas for the target audience. Ruby is adamant about which toy guests (Rapunzel, Tooth Fairy, Walky-Talky Teddy Bear, etc.) to invite to the party. But Max wants his toys there, so he swaps things around: he puts Rapunzel's wig on his Jellyball Shooter Spider (a hilarious portrait) and sits Can't-Sit-Up-Slug in Tooth Fairy's seat. The pictures of the individual toys are a riot, but it's hard to keep straight which toy is where and in what disguise. It's the small rabbit's triumph over his sister's authority that's the real joy. --Hazel Rochman


Publisher's Weekly Review

Rosemary Wells's popular rabbits return for Bunny Party. This time around, Max and Ruby host a birthday bash for Grandma. But each time Ruby sets the table, Max not only replaces Ruby's guests with his own, he also adds a few more in the process. (Viking, $15.99 32p ages 3-8 ISBN 0-670-03501-7; Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Ruby is giving a birthday party for Grandma. As usual, she has taken care of all the details, inviting all of the guests without consulting her brother. Max is not at all pleased with the guest list; all of Ruby's favorite dolls are invited, but none of his. When he asks to bring three favorites, his sibling vetoes the idea and thus begins his innocently subversive method of sneaking his friends into the party. Just as Ruby begins to figure out what's happening, the guest of honor knocks at the door and the party crashers are the first to greet her. The colorful mixed-media illustrations are delightful, catching the mischievous rabbit and all his antics. Charming fun and a little counting practice rolled into one.-Be Astengo, Alachua County Library, Gainesville, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.