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Max's Halloween (Max and Ruby) Board book – August 19, 2004


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Product Details

  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Max and Ruby
  • Board book: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile (August 19, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670058998
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670058990
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,836 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Rosemary Wells is the author and illustrator of more than 60 books for children.

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Born in New York City, Rosemary Wells grew up in a house "filled with books, dogs, and nineteenth-century music." Her childhood years were spent between her parents' home near Red Bank, New Jersey, and her grandmother's rambling stucco house on the Jersey Shore. Most of her sentimental memories, both good and bad, stem from that place and time. Her mother was a dancer in the Russian Ballet, and her father a playwright and actor. Mrs. Wells says, "Both my parents flooded me with books and stories. My grandmother took me on special trips to the theater and museums in New York. "Rosemary Wells's career as an author and illustrator spans more than 30 years and 60 books. She has won numerous awards, and has given readers such unforgettable characters as Max and Ruby, Noisy Nora, and Yoko. She has also given Mother Goose new life in two enormous, definitive editions, published by Candlewick. Wells wrote and illustrated Unfortunately Harriet, her first book with Dial, in 1972. One year later she wrote the popular Noisy Nora. "The children and our home life have inspired, in part, many of my books. Our West Highland white terrier, Angus, had the shape and expressions to become Benjamin and Tulip, Timothy, and all the other animals I have made up for my stories." Her daughters Victoria and Beezoo were constant inspirations, especially for the now famous "Max" board book series. "Simple incidents from childhood are universal," Wells says. "The dynamics between older and younger siblings are common to all families."But not all of Wells' ideas come from within the family circle. Many times when speaking, Mrs. Wells is asked where her ideas come from. She usually answers, "It's a writer's job to have ideas." Sometimes an idea comes from something she reads or hears about, as in the case of her recent book, Mary on Horseback, a story based on the life of Mary Breckenridge, who founded the Frontier Nursing Service. Timothy Goes to School was based on an incident in which her daughter was teased for wearing the wrong clothes to a Christmas concert. Her dogs, west highland terriers, Lucy and Snowy, work their way into her drawings in expression and body position. She admits, "I put into my books all of the things I remember. I am an accomplished eavesdropper in restaurants, trains, and gatherings of any kind. These remembrances are jumbled up and changed because fiction is always more palatable than truth. Memories become more true as they are honed and whittled into characters and stories."

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By ReadItDiva on September 14, 2004
Format: Board book
Slime dribblers. Fruit bats. Grape grenades. Gummy toads. No, this is not a witch's school lunch menu. These are the deliciously creative names of candy in the board book Max's Halloween. As they make their rounds, Fairy Princess Ruby demands to hold the entire loot. But Max, dressed as a Fiery Dragon, is determined to trick his older sister. This time even the neighbors help him out (I won't reveal how!). My daughters, ages 4 years 8 months and 2 years 10 months, have never met a Max book they didn't like. This one is no exception.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Helen Reyes on November 1, 2009
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My grandchildren love Max & Ruby, so they love this book. It's very colorful with cute illustrations. The story is about how mischievous Max tricks Ruby (again). My grandson borrowed this book so much that I had to buy a second copy to keep in the book corner of the playroom!
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By Bunny Hugger on September 9, 2013
Format: Board book
This is a short and simple story, but very cute and fun. Better than any of the other Max and Ruby Halloween books- the bookstore had this one, plus "Happy Halloween" and "Spooky Bunny Stories" (both of which are based on the TV show), and they lacked the charm of "Max's Halloween." This book has more text than many board books and would probably appeal to kids up to the age of 5 or so. Candy features heavily in the story and there are lots of drawings of the grape grenades, fruits bats, and other candies, which will delight lots of kids.
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By MommyBear on October 19, 2011
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My son loves Max, so I thought this would be cute to read to him in the weeks leading up to Halloween. There isn't much of a story here. Ruby's her typical self and holds all the candy from trick-or-treating so Max won't eat it all. Some characters sneak pieces of candy into Max's costume, but there's really nothing more to the story. My son gets a kick out of Max's shoe being full of candy. It's a really short story and in my opinion, it's not written very well.
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