Max's Dragon Shirt

Max's Dragon Shirt

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by Rosemary Wells
     
 

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Max's old blue overalls are disgusting, and Ruby has exactly enough money to buy him a new pair of pants. But what Max really wants is a ferocious, green dragon shirt. When the two get separated in the clothing store, the antics begin. Children will cheer as Max unwittingly outwits his bossy, older sister once again. "Another gleeful romp with a pair of

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Max's old blue overalls are disgusting, and Ruby has exactly enough money to buy him a new pair of pants. But what Max really wants is a ferocious, green dragon shirt. When the two get separated in the clothing store, the antics begin. Children will cheer as Max unwittingly outwits his bossy, older sister once again. "Another gleeful romp with a pair of unforgettable hares." —Publishers Weekly

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
It's hard to imagine anyone--child or adult--getting his or her fill of the indefatigable Max, who always manages to get his way no matter what. Here, the bad-news bunny and sister Ruby go to a department store to replace Max's beloved, stained overalls, which are held up by a safety pin. They have five dollars for a new pair of pants, but Max would rather spend the money on a more exotic item. ``Dragon shirt,'' he keeps insisting in his delightfully pithy, ever-determined manner. While Ruby is trying on dresses, Max slips out of the changing room and wanders into Boys' Sportswear, where he finds a rack of shirts emblazoned with a dragon's face. By the time Ruby catches up with her impish brother, he has dribbled ice cream all over the dragon shirt--which happens to cost exactly five dollars. Max wins again, as does Wells ( The Little Lame Prince ; Shy Charles ) . Her droll sibling interplay is perfectly on target, and her inimitable bunny is as irresistible as ever. Ages 3-7. (May)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-- The engaging toddler rabbit is back, clad in tattered, paint-smeared, but dearly loved old blue pants. Draconian older sister Ruby drags him to the store for new ones, but Max, insistent as ever, only has eyes for a green shirt featuring a fire-breathing dragon. When Ruby spies first one dress and then another that she loves, the two become separated, and the search that follows is a true comedy of errors. Winsome but willful Max gets his heart's desire, and once again Ruby is deflated, giving young readers and listeners the vicarious satisfaction of besting an older sibling. The text reads well aloud, but is easy enough for beginning readers, who will soon notice that while Ruby gives her orders, Max's vocabulary is limited to one telling line repeated throughout: ``Dragon shirt.'' Wells uses more background, more detail here than in previous ``Max'' stories, artfully capturing the hustle-bustle of a busy department store. Another gleeful romp with a pair of unforgettable hares.-- Trev Jones, School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140567274
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
Max and Ruby Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
213,085
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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