Ruby's Beauty Shop by Rosemary Wells
(Max and Ruby)

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Ruby's friend Louise is coming over to play, and she's bringing her Deluxe Beauty Kit. Inside the kit is everything the two of them will need to make Max gorgeous, including instant stick-on nails, wigs, and makeup. But Max has no intention of sitting pretty: he'd much rather experiment with some beauty tricks of his own. The bunny siblings have never looked better than in this sweet and funny story by one of today's most popular children's book creators, about whom Kirkus Reviews says, "Wells must have a secret key not only to the heart of toddlerhood but to the very core of sibling relationships."
 

About Rosemary Wells

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Rosemary Wells, author and illustrator of several dozen books for children and young adults, was born in 1943 in New York City. She studied at the Museum School at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Wells began her career in publishing, working as an art editor and designer first at Allyn and Bacon and later at Macmillan Publishing. Her first work, which she both wrote and illustrated, was Martha's Birthday, published in 1970. Her first work for young adults was The Fog Comes on Little Pig Feet, published in 1972. Wells is perhaps most famous for the Max series, beginning with Max's First Word, published by Dial in 1979. Although the primary audience for the series is very young children, the books appeal to the senses of humor of even small children. Wells says that the inspiration for these stories is her own children. Wells is the recipient of numerous awards including a Children's Book Council Award for Noisy Nora in 1974, the Edgar Allan Pie award for two young adult books, Through the Looking Glass and When No One Was Looking, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Shy Charles. Rosemary Wells is married to Thomas Moore Wells, an architect. The couple has two daughters.
 
Published October 14, 2002 by Viking Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Louise brings her Deluxe Beauty Kit over to Ruby's house, and she and Ruby give Max a makeover in Ruby's Beauty Salon by Rosemary Wells. When Grandma calls, she asks Max to do her makeup and she's

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Like many children, Max and Ruby want to hear story after story before bed, and Grandma complies in this compilation of three adventures.

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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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Louise brings her Deluxe Beauty Kit over to Ruby's house, and she and Ruby give Max a makeover in Ruby's Beauty Salon by Rosemary Wells.

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