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Max's Christmas
     

Max's Christmas

by Rosemary Wells
 

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Santa’s on the way!

Max has plans to stay up late to see Santa Claus, but his big sister, Ruby, wont let him. “Why?” asks Max. To which Ruby replies everyone’s most despised answer: “BECAUSE!” So Max takes matters into his own hands and sneaks into the living room to wait for Santa on his own. Will Santa still show up?

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Santa’s on the way!

Max has plans to stay up late to see Santa Claus, but his big sister, Ruby, wont let him. “Why?” asks Max. To which Ruby replies everyone’s most despised answer: “BECAUSE!” So Max takes matters into his own hands and sneaks into the living room to wait for Santa on his own. Will Santa still show up? What will he say if he sees Max up waiting for him?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Wells’s pudgy bunnies and delightfully understated story will inspire year-round cravings for candy canes and early yearnings for yule logs.”—Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Glad tidings for Max fansthe bunny of board-book fame now stars in his first picture book. Sister Ruby has to drag Max up the steps, scrub his face with a washcloth and remind him to ``Spit, Max,'' as he brushes his teeth. It's Christmas Eve, and Max has a lot of questions about Santa Clausquestions Ruby answers with a ``Because!'' Not satisfied, the curious bunny sneaks downstairs to wait for the man in red. A bunny-angel at the top of the tree looks on as Santa himself answers some of Max's questions. But he, too, resorts to a ``Because!'' Max falls asleep. The next day, Ruby has queries of her own when she finds Max on the couch with a lap full of Christmas presents. Max's main answer? ``Because!'' Young readers will want to join resoundingly in that last lineone of the adult world's most ungratifying responses. Wells's pudgy bunnies and delightfully understated story will inspire year-round cravings for candy canes and early yearnings for yule logs. (3-7)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The charming story of Max and his desire to see Santa is now available in a large format board book. The text and illustrations are the same as in the earlier versions, although the cover is different, with Max wearing rather than holding his Santa hat. The colors on the cover are more muted than the original-the hat looks brown instead of red. Never mind, the story is terrific and kids, especially those with older siblings, will delight in Max's success and triumph over his sister Ruby. 1998 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780147509475
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/17/2013
Series:
Max and Ruby Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
196,387
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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From the Publisher
“Wells’s pudgy bunnies and delightfully understated story will inspire year-round cravings for candy canes and early yearnings for yule logs.”—Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Rosemary Wells is the author of many popular books for children, including the Max and Ruby books, which feature the beloved bunny siblings who star in their own show on Nick Jr. While her two daughters inspired the Max and Ruby books, Ms. Wells currently draws her inspiration from her five granddaughters, who provide an endless trove of material.

Rosemary Wells travels widely speaking on behalf of early literacy.

She makes her home in upstate New York.

Visit Rosemary at her Web site at www.rosemarywells.com

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