How we love Max--the mischievous toddler rabbit who is often battling wits and wills with his bossy-boots older sister Ruby. Now it's time for the siblings' Easter egg hunt! Just as the festivities are about to begin, a secretive Easter Bunny places a huge chocolate chicken in the birdbath. "I love you," Max innocently declares to the edible chicken he covets. "Wait Max," warns Ruby. "First we must go on an egg hunt. If you find the most eggs then you get the chocolate chicken." But Max, who is still young enough to be distracted by mud puddles and marching ants, can't possibly focus on finding a single egg. When it becomes obvious that Ruby has collected the most (if not all) of the Easter eggs, Max takes drastic measures--as the youngest sibling often will--and steals the chicken. Rosemary Wells's expressive, giggle-funny illustrations (along with the board-book format) make this a perfect Easter story for toddlers as well as preschoolers, who will delight in Max's blatant misbehavior and relish the inevitable happy ending. (Baby to preschool) --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Irresistible Max is backthis time starring in a springtime book full of Easter surprises. When Max finds a chocolate chicken in the birdbath, big sister Ruby decides to organize an Easter egg hunt. Whoever finds the most eggs will get to eat Max's chocolate chicken, she says. Max tries to play Ruby's game, but like most toddlers, is easily distracted. When Ruby finds him making ant-and-acorn pancakes, she says, "Pull youself together . . . otherwise you'll never get the chocolate chicken." But Max knows better. While Ruby smugly counts all the eggs in her basket, Max steals his chocolate chicken, and, hiding beneath a tree, eats it all by himself. Ruby is aghast, until she discovers the chocolate duck the thoughtful Easter bunny has left for her. Like Wells's other Max books, the text is understated and perceptive; the funny illustrations are as beguiling as the natty Easter bunny himself. Ages 3-7.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
My all time favorite Easter book. Video available on youtube and my grandkids love it. Really gets them prepped for their first Easter egg hunt. Read morePublished 3 months ago by SFD
Who comes up with this stuff? My 4 year old thinks it's great. I don't get it but it makes her happy.Published 5 months ago by FordCraftsmanStudios
We love most of Rosemary Wells books. This one is my daughter's favorite.Published 7 months ago by Chelle0205
Love this little book. Sent it to my grandson for Easter. Who can resist a chocolate chicken? A nice introduction to the Max and Ruby series. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kate and Jack
This book belongs in every Easter book collection. Max and chocolate go together. Rosemary Wells is always goes and this is her best.Published 15 months ago by Nancy Gustafson
I've had to read this book a million times! All 3 of my sons (ages 7-3) love this book, it is one of their favorites,Published 17 months ago by The Cliff
I love the Rosemary Wells books because Max can be so pesky and still wins at the end. They are gentle and funny and also show kids that the good kid (who is always the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by DC area shopper
A great literary pick for preschool and early elementary-aged children. This is a fun story, that provides opportunities for predicting events.Published 22 months ago by K. Clubb