Max and Ruby in Pandora's Box
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Max and Ruby in Pandora's Box (Max and Ruby)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  82 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Ruby wants Max to stay out of her room, but Max wants in. He just has to see what?s inside of her jewelry box. When the sign on her door fails to keep him out, Ruby tells Max her own version of the Greek myth Pandora?s Box. Will the story of one overly curious bunny who learned her lesson about snooping teach Max his? ?A perfect offering for those who enjoy the skewed tale...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Puffin (first published September 6th 1993)
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Ashley Wilson
Max and Ruby's First Greek Myth is a story about pandoras box. Ruby tells Max to stay out of her room and Max just has to have a peek. This leads Ruby to reading the story to Max about doing something that he is not supposd to do. In the story, Pandora opens a box, that she thought to be irressistable in it there are "hundreds of twister bees, a slew of fire ants, and clouds of Mexican jumping weevils". In reading the story, Ruby lets Max know the importance of not doing things that he has promi...more
Samantha
Dec 17, 2011 Samantha rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Samantha by: Alexandria King
As much as I like Max & Ruby, I'm starting to come to a limit. This book was nice...it had nice illustrations, but Ruby is really getting on my nerves. If you don't want Max to touch something (which he probably will, & you probably don't want him to), then put it out of reach, PROBLEM SOLVED.

Ruby should now well enough about her brother by now to predict what he's gonna do when she tells him not to...sadly, I was disappointed when there wasn't a little picture at the end of Max opening...more
Bunnyjadwiga
Oh, Ruby. Somehow I doubt telling your version of Pandora's Box to Max will every persuade him not to obey your "No! This Means You!" sign. But as a recovering older sister of brothers, I can't help enjoying the push-pull of Ruby's bossyness and Max's recalcitrant inventiveness; and I like the humor in Well's retelling of Pandora as a little girl forbidden to touch her mother's jewelry box. Of course, Max doesn't quite get the point, but would you expect anything else?
Dolly
Dec 23, 2011 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is an interesting take on the classic Greek mythology tale about Pandora. The narrative is short and the illustrations are as adorable as we've come to expect from Rosemary Wells. The story is quite different, but has the same basic message and is in a format that children will easily understand. We've been on a bit of a Greek mythology kick over the last year, reading a lot of different stories from various authors. I like that this book introduces the myths to young children. We enjoyed r...more
Alexandria
I love Max and Ruby. In this story Max wants to see want is in Ruby's special jewelry box. But Max isn't aloud to. So Ruby tells him the story of Pandora. Pandora's Box Max knows to read and Ruby asks him what the sign says Max answers. "No" "Right Max." and she asks and what does it mean. "You." Says Max. And shuts the door.
Aprils
This book was funny. It seemed like a great book to introduce children aged 4-6 to Greek mythology. It would also be a great way to teach children about spiders and how they catch bugs in their webs.
Camila Facundo
The myth is told in a nice and kid-friendly way, I just don't like the girl being rewarded for misbehaving, not sure if kids will get the right idea on how to act...
Patricia
In this story, Ruby is trying to dissuade Max from entering her room and so she tells him the story of Pandora's Box. It was enjoyable.

This is a 2.6AR Level book.
Megan
Oh, Natalie. Why do you love Max and Ruby so? I suppose this is a cute introduction to the Pandora's Box myth. Natalie loved it.
Annette
This was a little more clever than "Midas" but is not faithful to the myth and still just does not quite work for me.
Suzanne
This book was odd. It started and ended pretty abruptly. It could have been cute but was not so much.
Inspired Kathy
An attempt at telling about pandora's box but it's too short to pull it off.
Eastofoz
The myth of Pandora retold through Max and Ruby.
Scott
I'm not why our girls like this book!
Hugh
It wasn't as good as the show.
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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...more
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