Cover image for Ruby's beauty shop
Title:
Ruby's beauty shop
Author:
Wells, Rosemary.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
22 unnumbered pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Louise and Ruby use Louise's "Deluxe Beauty Kit" to give Max a make-over, but when Grandma calls to schedule her own make-over, she makes an appointment with Max.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 59850.
ISBN:
9780670035533
Format :
Book

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Summary

Ruby's friend Louise is coming over to play, and she's bringing her Deluxe Beauty Kit. Inside the kit is everything the two of them will need to make Max gorgeous, including instant stick-on nails, wigs, and makeup. But Max has no intention of sitting pretty: he'd much rather experiment with some beauty tricks of his own. The bunny siblings have never looked better than in this sweet and funny story by one of today's most popular children's book creators, about whom Kirkus Reviews says, "Wells must have a secret key not only to the heart of toddlerhood but to the very core of sibling relationships."


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

PreS.^-K. Like Bunny Cakes (1997) and the other uproarious books about Max and his bossy older sister, Ruby, this starts with a preschooler's puzzled view of adult ritual and then goes wild with it. When Ruby and her friend play beauty shop, they give Max a makeover--nails, a bouffant wig, eye shadow--and they make him "gorgeous." But then he takes control, and he really transforms himself--and his wonderful grandmother, too. Besides letting the small kid subvert the powerful, older sibling, Wells' simple words and mischievous pictures add another wonderful dimension here: Max is a child, but he's also a bunny--a furry, hairy bunny--and when he uses hair dye, green and purple . . . Forget all complaints about anthropomorphism; this is an animal laughing at humans. Hazel Rochman


Publisher's Weekly Review

Louise brings her Deluxe Beauty Kit over to Ruby's house, and she and Ruby give Max a makeover in Ruby's Beauty Salon by Rosemary Wells. When Grandma calls, she asks Max to do her makeup and she's in for a surprise! (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-When Louise brings her "Deluxe Beauty Kit" over to Ruby's house, the Beauty Shop is open for business. Even though Max wants to experiment with the kit's contents, the girls insist that he be their first customer. Once their games shift away from him, the young rabbit transforms his look in his own way-ending up green with blue and orange feet. And when Grandma calls, she makes an appointment with him for a colorful makeover as well. Young readers will be able to relate to the make-believe games, but the story is not as humorous or memorable as Wells's earlier titles. An additional purchase.-Shara Alpern, The Free Library of Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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