Max Cleans Up

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Overview

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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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670892181
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Series: Max and Ruby Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,297,506
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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  • Posted July 4, 2010

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    Max is at it Again!

    Max's room is a mess, and it's time to clean up. Max's idea of clean-up is a little different than big sister, Ruby's. Ruby puts everything where it belongs, but Max? Let's just say that Max has a really big pocket!

    Max Cleans Up is a hilarious story that shows kids how NOT to clean up. The adorable illustrations are sure to illicit some giggles, especially the last one in which everything in Max's pocket spills out.

    My five-year-old son loves this book. (Could it be because he is so much like Max?) I highly recommend this book for kids ages 3-7. It's a great way to encourage them to clean up (the proper way).

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    Have on nook color

    This is very cute.Max what a mess and poor Ruby just keeps taking care of him! A bit steep on price but B&N doesnt seem to care when that is mentioned in a review. I might like thie better in the book verstion, but my 3yr old likes this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2011

    not a favorite in my home

    where are their parents. these books are truly a parents nightmare to read and feel like they go on forever.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2009

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    Max is a hoot!

    Max is always teaching a lesson. He is a great character children and parents easily identify. Great for teaching about life's ups and downs.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2004

    SO CUTE

    I really enjoyesd Max Cleans Up. It was a very cute story and I read it to some of my nephews. Thanks to the author for a great and cute book!

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