Cover image for Max & Ruby's bedtime book
Title:
Max & Ruby's bedtime book
Author:
Wells, Rosemary.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Summary:
At bedtime, Grandma tells Max and Ruby three favorite stories about themselves.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Ages 3 and up.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 140846.
ISBN:
9780670011414
Format :
Book

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Summary

Time for bed--but first a story!

"Just one more story," beg Max and Ruby, so Grandma tells one more and then another of their very favorite stories, the ones about the things they did when they were younger bunnies. Bursting with Wells's exuberant pictures, this large format book will delight fans of the beloved bunny siblings who star in their own show on Nick Jr.


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

There are more than 40 books about the bunny Max and his rivalry with his big sister, Ruby. Here, once again, the little rebel is ignored and belittled, until he triumphs in the end, often with the support of Grandma. In one scenario, Max and Ruby beg for bedtime stories, and Grandma tells them three stories about themselves. In another, Ruby and her friend Louise play restaurant, and Max refuses their offer to be dishwasher. Instead, he whips up a terrific dessert--chocolate mousse made with shampoo and potting soil--much to Grandma's delight. Max also triumphs over the authority-figure lifeguard at the lake, proving that a small kid can perform a heroic rescue. The detailed pictures, composed of ink, watercolor, colored pencil, and collage, include lots of white space that highlights the siblings' stand-offs, and it is the moments of meanness and rebellion that make the story's snuggly conclusion so cozy.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Like many children, Max and Ruby want to hear story after story before bed, and Grandma complies in this compilation of three adventures. Grandma tells of the time Ruby and her friend Louise opened Cafe Ruby-Lou; the day Max saved Louise's sister Lily's doll from drowning; and Max and Lily's trip to playschool in a toy airplane, each of which she claims will be "the last story." Brightly illustrated and filled with her customary cheer, Wells's latest Max and Ruby book should entice both old and new fans of these lively siblings, and leave them hoping that this isn't really "the end of the end." Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-When Grandma reads a bedtime story to her grandchildren, one story morphs into three dynamic tales, each starring these irresistible rabbit siblings. The ever-helpful, yet exasperating Max tries to assert his independence with humorous results. In "Ruby's Restaurant," he tries desperately to include himself in the imaginative dinner his sister and her friend prepare, though he is halted at every opportunity. Max's persistence reveals a child-centered perspective as he concocts a positively gross creation of chocolate mousse for dessert (combining dirt, shampoo, and bird-seed shavings) to his accepting grandmother's loving satisfaction. Max's heroism shines in "Splish Splash" when he saves his friend Lily's dolly from the lake's disastrous depths and reaps a refreshing reward, a savory cherry-lemon-lime rainbow pop. In "Max Goes to School," Max and Lily refuse to attend playschool and sit idly in their toy airplane, much to their older sisters' dismay. With the girls lending a helping hand, Max and his friend experience the best of both worlds-school in their airplane. Punchy dialogue serves this inviting and oversized layout well; light pastel spreads suit each whimsical story line and its sweetly realized conclusion. A solid selection particularly for those already enamored by this lovable bunny duo.-Meg Smith, Cumberland County Public Library, Fayetteville, NC (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.