Max's Christmas Stocking by Rosemary Wells
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Everybody's favorite bunnies celebrate Christmas and Valentine's Day in two adorable shaped board books just right for toddlers. When Santa mixes up their stockings, Max and Ruby are in for a big surprise on Christmas morning! And when Ruby uses all the candy to make her Valentine cards, Grandma makes sure Max gets a very special treat. Sturdy pages, simple stories, and colorful illustrations make these two books a perfect introduction to the world of Max and Ruby.
 

About Rosemary Wells

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Rosemary Wells has written or illustrated more than 120 books for children and has received numerous awards. She is the creator of the beloved Max and Ruby stories; the illustrator of My Very First Mother Goose and Here Comes Mother Goose, both edited by Iona Opie; the author of On the Blue Comet, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline; and the author of Lincoln and His Boys, illustrated by P.J. Lynch. Rosemary Wells lives in upstate New York.Christopher Denise has illustrated many books for young readers, including Oliver Finds His Way by Phyllis Root, Knitty Kitty by David Elliott, If I Could by Susan Milord, and several of the Redwall books by Brian Jacques. Christopher Denise lives in Rhode Island.
 
Published September 22, 2003 by Viking Juvenile. 16 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Rosemary Wells's irrepressible bunny welcomes Christmas in the shaped board book Max's Christmas Stocking. When Santa leaves his glasses in his sleigh, guess whose presents wind up in his big siste

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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.

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Wells adds engaging new dimensions to her ongoing saga of the inimitable bunny siblings as Ruby introduces Max, her insatiably inquisitive brother, to the tale of a calamitously curious youngster.

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""I am going to read you a bedtime story about someone whose sweet tooth got out of control,"" announces authoritative Ruby after she catches Max, her puckish brother, hiding cupcakes in his pajamas.

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Through simple dialogue, Rosemary Wells tells the story of sister Ruby as she tries to get mischievous Max dressed up to go outside in Max's Snowsuit.

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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.

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The tale follows Max's quest for sweet satisfaction in the form of ""Be Mine"" hearts, ""Yum-Yum Glitter"" and ""candy cupids."" Max fans will likely be shouting ""Be mine!"" right along with him.

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