Max's ABC

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Learn the alphabet Max and Ruby style!

Everybody?s favorite bunnies, Max and Ruby, are back, starring in their very own ABC concept book. Max?s ants have escaped from their farm, and now they?re searching for food. The ants start with Max?s sandwich, and soon they?re everywhere! Fortunately, Ruby comes to the rescue. Max?s ABC teaches the alphabet by featuring a different letter on each page, large and colorful so they?re easy to spot.

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Overview

Learn the alphabet Max and Ruby style!

Everybody?s favorite bunnies, Max and Ruby, are back, starring in their very own ABC concept book. Max?s ants have escaped from their farm, and now they?re searching for food. The ants start with Max?s sandwich, and soon they?re everywhere! Fortunately, Ruby comes to the rescue. Max?s ABC teaches the alphabet by featuring a different letter on each page, large and colorful so they?re easy to spot.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"In a lighthearted romp through the alphabet, Wells’s endearing rabbit siblings Max and Ruby are back." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A handsome, clever charmer." -The Horn Book Magazine, starred review

From The Critics
Lovably rotund Max (the bunny of book and television fame) has ants in his pants, literally, which fuels a giggle-worthy plot all the way from A to Z. Unlike most alphabet books, this one uses a continuous storyline rather than stand-alone pages to teach letters. And what a story it is! Bright, expressive illustrations show Max with a "Birthday cake" and pouring a "Cup of Cranberry juice," which attracts escapees from his ant farm. Big sister Ruby comes to the rescue, with hilariously mixed results. (Ages 2 to 4)
Child magazine's Best Children's Book Awards 2006
Publishers Weekly
Rosemary Wells's lovable bunny leads readers through the alphabet in Max's ABC, with a little help from Ruby, when Max spills a "Cup of Cranberry" down his pants ("Give me those pants, Max.... Go! Go! Go away, ants!" says she). Bright background colors show off silhouette images of the bunny siblings and the bold capital letter featured on each page. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Denise Daley
Max and Ruby are two adorable young bunnies whose shenanigans sometimes create problems but always cause a laugh. Max is the younger brother who is not as innocent as he seems. Ruby is the charming older sister who has good intentions but can sometimes be bossy and stubborn. Max demonstrates that he can be just as stubborn, and hi-jinx and hilarity ensues. In this story Max's ants escape from his ant farm and he literally develops a bad case of "ants in the pants." As usual, Ruby comes to Max's rescue. She tries many different things before the problem is finally fixed--or is it? This wonderful story is also an alphabet book with each of Max's escapades corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. The illustrations accurately reflect the warmth and innocence of the characters. This book is sure to be another children's favorite by renowned author and illustrator Rosemary Wells.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Another charmer from the author of Goodnight Max and Max Cleans Up (both Viking, 2000). "Max's Ants escaped from their Ant farm. They went looking for bunny's birthday cake." Thus begins this clever alphabet book. The narrative continues as the ants bite the cake and are drenched in cranberry juice, which they subsequently drink and find delicious. "EEEeeeeek!" says his big sister. Young children can empathize with Max, whose bites itch-and with Ruby, who tries all sorts of things to relieve her brother's discomfort. She even tries to vacuum up the ants. Nothing works, but the ants finally tire and fall fast asleep. The book's large size and bold, bright illustrations lend it to use with a group or for one-on-one sharing.-Jacki Kellum, Linwood Free Public Library, NJ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
In a lighthearted romp through the alphabet, Wells's endearing rabbit siblings Max and Ruby are back. The "A" entry begins a playful and cohesive story in which Max's "Ants" accidentally escape from their farm in search of his birthday cake. Wells continues through the alphabet, highlighting each letter in the text as the siblings use imaginative schemes to attempt to corral the critters. Each letter is featured independently and is prominently displayed in the colorful full-page illustrations. Featured letters are also bold and capitalized in the brief, hysterically funny text snippets: "Max poured his Cup of Cranberry juice onto the ants in his pants." Wells includes some fun, but not over-the-top alliteration and tongue-tickling sounds to make this text appropriate for reading aloud. Some of the text is a bit strained to fit the alphabet concept, but it's overshadowed by Max and Ruby's antics and Wells's expressive illustrations that perfectly capture their realistic sibling relationship. (Picture book. 2-4)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142411728
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 7/17/2008
  • Series: Max and Ruby Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 215,286
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.54 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosemary Wells lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    GREAT!!!

    I GOT THIS BOOK FOR MY 21-MONTH -OLD SON, AND WE'VE BEEN READING IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN SINCE DAY ONE. SOME OF THE PAGES BECAME HIS FAVORITE, AND HE STARTED RECOGNIZING SOME LETTERS. THIS IS A VERY ENGAGING BOOK, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2010

    Kids love Max and Ruby!

    This is a cute book that kids will love. It's educational and interactive. My son could read this book over and over as he works on learning his ABC's. The characters are some of his favorites and the colorful illustrations add a lot to the overall effect.

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

    disappointing

    I was so excited to see this book as my girls love Max & Ruby but it was too bland and the storyline with the ants just lost their attention right away. Do not recommend this book.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

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    LOVE Max and Ruby

    It's a very cute story with wonderful illustrations! It reads just like how a toddler speaks. The story runs through the whole ABC's and makes learning easy! My grand daughter loves Max and Ruby!

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