Max and Ruby's Treasure Hunt

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Follow the clues and find the treasure with Max and Ruby!

Oh no! A thunderstorm has ruined the picnic that Max and Ruby and their friends, Louise and Lily, have planned. Now the four friends have nothing to do. But Grandma saves the day with an ingenious treasure hunt. The clues are Mother Goose rhymes and jump-rope rhymes, and a missing word in each one leads the bunnies to the next clue, until they reach the prize, a treasure chest of gold-foil-wrapped chocolate coins. This ...

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Overview

Follow the clues and find the treasure with Max and Ruby!

Oh no! A thunderstorm has ruined the picnic that Max and Ruby and their friends, Louise and Lily, have planned. Now the four friends have nothing to do. But Grandma saves the day with an ingenious treasure hunt. The clues are Mother Goose rhymes and jump-rope rhymes, and a missing word in each one leads the bunnies to the next clue, until they reach the prize, a treasure chest of gold-foil-wrapped chocolate coins. This interactive picture book with lift-the-flap clues will keep fans of the bunny siblings entertained for many readings. Max and Ruby star in their own popular show on Nick Jr.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Max and Ruby, the endearing plump bunny siblings, are about to have a tea party with Ruby's friend Louise and her sister Lily when a thunderstorm sends them inside. Grandma suggests a treasure hunt. There are seven hidden clues leading to the treasure. To figure out each clue, the seekers must know traditional nursery rhymes and songs. They find the first clue in Max's sneaker. Readers can lift the flap of the clue envelope to read it and guess it ahead of the characters. The answer is in a rhyme, giving a chance for word play, as the searchers look through the house. The treasure consists of five gold-colored chocolate coins. But there are only four searchers. They have lost Lily's doll. Back through the clues they go to find her. "Hurray!" Wells adds a visual dance to supplement the verbal clues: she creates a border of twenty button-size pictures of the rhyming objects. Ink, watercolors, and gouache create the active characters, setting them within simple framed scenes. Young readers should enjoy joining in the hunt. A shiny gold chest surrounded by the characters makes the jacket appealing. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—This oversize lift-the-flap book offers an interactive reading experience for Max and Ruby fans and for those as yet unacquainted with the rabbit siblings, their grandmother, and their friends. When a thunderstorm drives everyone inside, Grandma proposes a treasure hunt. Each clue will be a nursery rhyme with a missing word. Once the children unravel the mystery, they run to the room in the house that is the likely location for each object. Max and his friend Lily are just as clever as their older siblings, and this tale is free of Ruby's usual bossiness. There are plenty of opportunities for young listeners to participate, with thumbprint clues stretched across the bottom of the pages. The flaps-perfect for little hands to lift -are larger versions of the envelopes containing the rhymes, and more clues are given on the envelope seals. This latest Max and Ruby adventure has all the charm one expects from Wells.—Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT
Kirkus Reviews
Wells cultivates her taproot into the minds and actions of young kids for an exuberant return adventure for Max and Ruby. When a thunderstorm ruins Ruby's tea party, Grandma suggests the four bunnies have a treasure hunt. "There are seven clues hidden in seven places….Follow the clues, and you will find the treasure." Each clue is a nursery rhyme with a missing word that rhymes: "I'm a little ______, short and stout. Tip me over and pour me out!" The clue is concealed under a flap on the page, and the bunnies excitedly fill in the missing word on the following page. The final treasure box has five gold coins filled with chocolate--but wait, there are only four bunnies! They decide to give the fifth to Lily's doll, Dagmar, but where is she? Instead of ending the story with the discovery of the treasure, Wells adds one more fillip of fun as the bunnies retrace their steps and clues to find the doll. The large format and heavy paper are filled with Wells' sprightly and charming illustrations, with borders added to the bottom of the clue pages that repeat an image of the rhyme: Jack jumps over the candlestick; Miss Mary Mack sits back to, showing off her silver buttons, buttons, buttons. Perfect for one-to-one sharing or small group participation; one reading will not be enough. (Picture book. 3-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670063178
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Series: Max and Ruby Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 273,821
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.40 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosemary Wells has written more than forty books about Max and Ruby. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    Fun interactive book!

    nStory and pictures are attractive to young children. The interactive 'treasure hunt' makes for an interactive and fun experience.

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