MAX & RUBY
by Rosemary Wells
Paula Wiseman Books
ages 4 to 8
From beloved author-illustrator Rosemary Wells comes a brand-new story about the inimitable brother and sister Max and Ruby. Max and Ruby’s family is expanding and soon enough nobody will be getting any sleep!
Max and Ruby are in for a big surprise. Mama has a baby in her tummy and soon the family will be bigger and better. Luckily Ruby knows all about babies: what they eat, how to bathe them, and where they come from. Ruby tells Max all about it. Soon no one will be getting any sleep, but Max has an idea on how to help!
Max and Ruby have their own TV show on Nick Jr.!
Max & Ruby have always been a favorite with my family from my childhood to that of my own children. This book slides right in with the rest of the beloved series.
Max & Ruby's mother has quite the big stomach. Max is convinced she ate too many cookies, but Ruby knows better. As she explains the situation to Max, he refuses to believe a word. After all, he's seen himself that babies arrive in taxis. When the big day comes and their mother heads to the hospital, both are excited to see what happens next. What awaits them is much more than either expected.
The tale hold true to the writing and atmosphere of the rest of Rosemary Wells' beloved series. Max and Ruby might get along well, but they don't always agree. Max stubbornness and ideas hit with light humor, which will have young listeners smiling. Kids with younger siblings will be familiar with many of the situations and relate to both Ruby and Max. There's a nice added tension as things get more than anyone can handle. The ending is warm, satisfying and leaves a smile as Max & Ruby book usually do.
The style is more traditional, making it stick out among the more modern tales found in current picture books. And it's good so. The wholesome story telling still will interest kids today and connect with them. The illustrations also hold true and portray Max & Ruby as everyone has learned to know and enjoy them. It's a great read aloud and a wonderful book to add to anyone's collection.
And here she is...
Rosemary Wells is the author of more than one hundred books for children, including more than forty about the beloved bunnies, Max and Ruby, who star int he their own television show on Nick Jr She lives in Connecticut. Visit her online at RosemaryWells.com.