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Max's Bunny Business
     

Max's Bunny Business

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by Rosemary Wells
 

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Bunny business? Funny business!

Max's sister, Ruby, and her best friend, Louise, are in business. They have big plans for the profits from their lemonade stand, and they definitely don't want Max to help or share. But trust Max to have plans of his own. He just might show Ruby that he has a better way to run a bunny business.

Everyone's favorite bunnies, Max and

Overview

Bunny business? Funny business!

Max's sister, Ruby, and her best friend, Louise, are in business. They have big plans for the profits from their lemonade stand, and they definitely don't want Max to help or share. But trust Max to have plans of his own. He just might show Ruby that he has a better way to run a bunny business.

Everyone's favorite bunnies, Max and Ruby, appear in a popular television series on Nickelodeon.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Indomitable and clever Max once again outsmarts big sister Ruby in a reliably pleasing adventure. Yummy endpapers, overflowing with candy corn, peppermints and other vaguely recognizable sweets, foreshadow Max's triumph, while the efficient text eschews subtleties such as thoughts or transitions, and focuses on action. Wells wastes no words in telling her story: Ruby and her friend Louise set up a lemonade stand to raise money to complete their Fire Angel jewelry sets. Max tries to help, but is too little to do anything right. Dismissed by the girls, he sets up his own business, selling his Halloween candy. As usual, Grandma appears as the deus ex machina; she buys out his candy supply and takes him to the store with his profits to buy the ring the girls have set their sights on. The girls make their money, buy earrings instead and come home happy to drink Max and Grandma's lemonade. The swiftly moving story, enthusiastic characters and enticing candy are rendered in broad, colorful strokes that cannot fail to please the target audience. Ages 3-5. (May)

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Horn Book
[T]he dynamics between bunny siblings Ruby and . . . Max remain just the same . . . all will enjoy seeing the pair lock horns once again.

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1- Ever-industrious Ruby wants to buy two Fire Angel flashing rings, one for herself and one for her friend Louise. They decide to sell lemonade so that they can earn the necessary two dollars. Max wants to lend a hand, but Ruby does not want his help, so he sets up a competing business, selling old Halloween candy that he found in his closet. He manages to sell the lot to his grandmother, who drives him to the novelty store. After a successful day at the lemonade stand, the girls cycle to the same store, only to discover that the last Fire Angel flashing ring has been sold. It's no surprise who bought it. Wells is treading familiar ground here as Ruby is outfoxed yet again by her younger brother. It hardly seems fair, though, because Ruby is guilty of no more than trying to do a good job and earn her own treat. But fans of this rabbit duo will be happy. The illustrations are clean and bright, making liberal use of pastel backgrounds and shiny metallic detail to accent Ruby's jewelry, the chrome on Max's fire truck, and the dimes on the front cover. A pleasant, though uninspiring, addition to the series.-Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA

Kirkus Reviews
Wells's Max and Ruby have been mainstays on the young-young reader/listener scene for many years now. So why hasn't Max grown up? Because he's Max, who has no growth hormones, but pure mischief coursing through his system. Here he is in fine form. Ruby and friend Louise are smitten with the newest Fire Angel Flashing Rings, but they need $2 to purchase them. They decide on a lemonade stand to earn the necessary amount. They won't, however, let Max get close; they expect, not without unwarrant, but a tad dismissively, that he'll just make a hash of everything. So Max sets up shop down the street, hawking his old Halloween candy. Grandma, tired of waiting in line for lemonade, visits Max's establishment, buys the lot and then heads into town with Max to buy him a treat. When Ruby and Louise finally get their two bucks, they find the rings have been sold-and one, of course, graces Max's hand. In a story full of sweet eats-not to mention candy-colored artwork-he supplies the palate cleanser of comeuppance. (Picture book. 2-5)
From the Publisher
"The swiftly moving story, enthusiastic characters and enticing candy are rendered in broad, colorful strokes that cannot fail to please the target audience."—Publishers Weekly

"Fans of this rabbit duo will be happy."—School Library Journal

"The dynamics between bunny siblings Ruby and...Max remain just the same...all will enjoy seeing the pair lock horns once again."—Horn Book

"As always, Wells' Easter-bright artwork tells a dramatic story of sibling rivalry, with body language that shows the small rabbit-child's seething anger and rebellion, and finally his delightfully blissful triumph."—Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101496886
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Series:
Max and Ruby Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Rosemary Wells (rosemarywells.com) is the author of 120 books for children, including more than 40 about the beloved bunnies, Max and Ruby, who star in their own television show on Nick, Jr. She travels all over the country as a tireless advocate for literacy. Wells was born in New Jersey to a playwright father and ballet dancer mother who encouraged her artistic bent. She worked as an art director and designer before illustrating her first book. She is the mother of two grown daughters, Victoria and Marguerite, and grandmother to four girls.

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Max's Bunny Business 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Lilac_Wolf More than 1 year ago
max and ruby are back and they are ready to earn money. of course ruby and loise don't let max help, so he does his own business. very cute story.