Max's ABC (Max and Ruby)
Learn the alphabet Max and Ruby style!
Everybody's favorite bunnies, Max and Ruby, are back, starring in their very own ABC concept book. Max's ants have escaped from their farm, and now they're searching for food. The ants start with Max's sandwich, and soon they're everywhere! Fortunately, Ruby comes to the rescue. Max's ABC teaches the alphabet by featuring a different...more
Wells’ illustrations tend to be quite flat, and generally void of textural or pattern elements. Figures are typically framed in square vignettes and the compositions generally appear similar to one another. This is g ...more
Author: Rosemary Wells
Date of Publication: 2006
Genre: Fiction/Picture Book
Annotations: This book the rabbits, Max and his sister Ruby, have a problem with ants. The story tells how they solve the problem highlighting the words beginning with each letter of the alphabet from A-Z throughout the tale.
This is a good book to expose children to the alphabet and new words, or at least words they recognize that begin with letters of the alphabet. It’s a very easy read with a letter of t ...more
Horn Book Magazine Review
In this book, Max's ants escape from their ant farm and he and Ruby do everything they can think of to catch the ants and put them back into the farm. I liked this book because it was an alphabet book that had a story line. Instead of just one word to represent each letter of the alphabet, each letter had a couple of sentences with one or more words that started with particular letter and those words were high ...more
The downside for me is it might be a better bedtime story for a more intimate setting with a parent and a child, rather than for a school setting because if the alphabet is being taught, it's not very obvious which letter is being introduced without looking at the pages. And typically, stories read in class are not with large enough text for ALL the children to see. It ...more
The story line seems a little contrived just to make sure all of the letters of the alphabet are incorporated in order. Would be okay to use with story time but not my first choice.
Could sing with the Ants Go Marching.
Themes: ABCs, ants
Max's Ants escaped from their Ant farm. They went looking for Max's birthday cake.
Up Max's patns they climbed. B ite Bite Bite went the ants on the Birthday cake.
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I love rosemary wells and max and ruby! Fun artwork, good incorporation of the abc--the emphasized words made me take notice them more.
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