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Max's Bath (Max and Ruby)

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  110 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
This "first book" features Rosemary Wells's irrepressible bunny Max. With clear, humorous illustrations and sturdy cardboard pages, this book is perfect for the toddler set. Full color.
Board Book, 10 pages
Published March 18th 1985 by Dial
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Oct 30, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Karen by: My 1 1/2-year-old cousin's nightstand
I am inspired by the simplicity and wry charm of the Max books. I forgot how few words a picturebook can have, how simple and relatable to the point of mundane the illustrations and subject matter can be, and still be brilliant.... and that ending with a great punchline is sublime. I am taking a class on writing picturebooks and am trying to make one myself and was getting intimidated by a lot of the books I look up to. I don't have to write Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs. Or a Jamberry. Or e ...more
Aug 24, 2014 Meghan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book I read all by myself. Rosemary Wells is one of my favorite children's writers.
Dec 17, 2012 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, reviewed
Parents responsible for bathing sticky little children will be able to relate to this book (I'm not sure that bathing a child actually ever does any real good for more than about 5 seconds). This book is short, and the humor is very easy for a young kid to appreciate and understand. Great for little Max and Ruby fans.
Melissa Mcavoy
My and my 3 kids all time favorite board book. The best for reading to tiny children. Hilarious and appealing to adults and kids. If I could only have one board book, this would be it.
Dec 25, 2009 Rob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: with-holden
Max is some kind of toddler rabbit. He is dirty and messy. And his bossy sister Ruby foolishly thinks she can get him clean.

I wish this was twice as long as it is.
Inspired Kathy
Feb 10, 2009 Inspired Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed reading this Max book. My kids often end up as dirty as Max and consequently I end up as dirty as Ruby!
Jan 14, 2008 elissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents of babies and toddlers
CLEAN, said Ruby. DIRTY, said Max. That about says it all for this fun boardbook about rabbit siblings.
Mar 29, 2009 Lorelei rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Remains one of my favourite children's books, and my children concur.
Brandi Streeval
Mar 02, 2012 Brandi Streeval rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
read this to my daughter very cute book
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Rosemary Wells is the author of a number of popular children's books, most notably the Max and Ruby series which follows the everyday adventures of sibling bunnies - curious three year old Max and bossy seven year old Ruby. She gets the inspiration for Max and Ruby from her two daughters and the experiences they
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