Max Cleans Up

Max Cleans Up

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by Rosemary Wells
     
 

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Max's room is a mess. There is sand from his toy dump truck, a swarm of escaped ant farm ants, a rotten Easter egg, and a stray piece of gum-on-a-string. It's definitely time to clean up. Max's always-efficient sister, Ruby, is quick to take charge—and of course Max wants to help. But since Max has ideas of his own, the clean up doesn't turn out exactly as

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Max's room is a mess. There is sand from his toy dump truck, a swarm of escaped ant farm ants, a rotten Easter egg, and a stray piece of gum-on-a-string. It's definitely time to clean up. Max's always-efficient sister, Ruby, is quick to take charge—and of course Max wants to help. But since Max has ideas of his own, the clean up doesn't turn out exactly as Ruby has planned....

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School Library Journal
PreS-The rabbit siblings are back, and they're just as lovable as ever. This time, Ruby is attempting to get Max to clean up his room. Instead of throwing away such things as dirt from his dump truck, ants from his ant farm, an old Easter egg, a melted Popsicle, and other gooey things, he deposits all of them in his front pocket. This, of course, leads to a messy discovery on the last page. The illustrations have more texture than those in the earlier stories; these mixed-media pictures include rubber ants, bird gravel, silver foil, and more, resulting in a new, different, and visually appealing look.-Christina F. Renaud, Attleboro Public Library, MA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Corduroy's pocket has nothing on Max's. While sainted big sister Ruby scurries busily about restoring order to his gloriously cluttered room, Max surreptitiously rescues treasures from the trash, including the dirt from his Power City Rocker Crusher dump truck, an open tube of "Miracle Bubbles," ants escaped from the ant farm, an ancient Easter egg, and a half-melted Popsicle. Wells hasn't changed her stumpy sibs, aside from making them even bigger and more portly, but here she places them amidst low relief collages constructed from, among other media, paper, feathers, gravel, rubber ants, and large, brightly colored blobs of—something. The effect isn't entirely successful; though everything bursts from Max's bulging pocket in a grand climactic spill, it hasn't mixed or smeared together at all, making a mess that is, paradoxically, very clean-looking. Still, it's a good try, as droll as ever, and sure to draw plenty of giggles from the burgeoning Max and Ruby fan club. (Picture book. 3-5)Weninger, Brigitte HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVY! Illus. by Eve Tharlet Rosemary Lanning North-South (32 pp.) Oct. 2000

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670892181
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Max and Ruby Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,205,620
Product dimensions:
9.28(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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