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Max Counts His Chickens

(Max and Ruby)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  201 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Max and Ruby, everyone's favorite bunnies, are back in a unique largeformat counting book sure to tickle the funny bone of very young readers. When the Easter Bunny decides to hide the contents of their Easter baskets, Max and Ruby set out on a hunt for the missing marshmallow chicks which are here, there, and everywhere. It seems that Ruby is finding all the chicks, but c
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Viking Books for Young Readers
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Karina Arroyo
Sep 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
I actually enjoyed this book as it made me smile a lot remembering my childhood joys when Easter came along. I thought that the author had a fun way of incorporating the numbers into the story. The story is about Max and Ruby during Easter time. The Easter bunny comes and hides 10 hot pink marshmallow chicks around the house believing that 10 will be enough. When Ruby and Max awake they begin to look for the chicks just as some search for eggs now days out of tradition. Max continually has bad l ...more
Feb 28, 2017 added it
Shelves: rdng-350
Max Counts His Chickens is about this bunny named Max enjoying Easter. His sister Ruby joins in on a fun activity, a scavenger hunt for pink chickens around the house. Max and Ruby count the chickens as they find them. Unfortunately it's more Ruby finding the chickens not Max. Until Max receives a phone call from the Easter bunny who sends him many yellow marshmallow chicks through the mail slot of the door.

This book was super cute, I remember watching the television show as a child and it is ne
Oct 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, math, 2008, easter
Although this is an Easter tale, our girls enjoyed this story. It mimics a video they saw of Max and Ruby, where Ruby does all the finding, while Max is distracted by other things and makes a mess! Colorful illustrations and a counting lesson too! We borrowed it again at Easter and it was a big hit again.
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book that took me back to my childhood show of Max and Ruby! Had a big flashback of how they would talk and read the book in what I believe was there voices from back then. Another good back that can be used with the younger children fo Kinder to 1st grade, maybe even second. Again, having those illustrations that is clear to the 2000-2010’s era and making it very easy to keep along and count from 1 to 10 while seeing the number of chickens.
Apr 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
Just awful. The only redeeming quality is that you can count the chickens as Ruby does. I guess the mess Max makes might make some kids laugh, but since there's never any consequence or clean up, I definitely cannot recommend selfish Ruby and messy max to anyone. ...more
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it
If you love marshmallow Peeps then you'll love this story :) ...more
Marissa Ellis
May 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
With fun and familiar characters this book would be fun to use in a kindergarten math lesson.

Guided Reading: D
Lexile: AD30
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yvonne O'connor
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Max is one messy kid, but Ruby, his sister, is a real #%*$@!
Max and Ruby hunt for 10 marshmallow chicks hidden by the Easter Bunny.

Max and Ruby teach young readers counting 1 to 10 as they hunt for neon pink marshmallow chicks. Both the numeral and the corresponding number of chicks appear at the top of the page that contains the written word for the number.

Ruby finds all 10 marshmallow chicks, and Max finds zero, but Grandma steps in and telephones the Easter Bunny who promptly delivers an additional 10 chickens through the mail slot into Max's waiting
Sarah Adamson
This is a fun Easter counting book. It is a Ruby and Max story so has moral lessons as taught by the big sister. This didn't come across quite as well in this book.
One of my problems is like so many counting books, it only counts to 10.
Another problem is they are counting big candy marshmallow chicks and 10 is a big number.
I do realize those two complaints sound opposite but I'd prefer to see 20 m and ms or 5 chicks!
Max isn't fast enough or old enough or clever enough (take your pick) to fin
Eva Marie
Mar 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: julias-books
I have a real problem with that Ruby. My five year old daughter has been bringing up - for over a year - some problems she has. She's bossy, she doesn't share, she has to have everything her way or else, she talks down to her brother, and that's just to name a few. My kid actually noticed this without any prodding.
Anyway, she bugs me. I feel for dirty little Max. I wish Ruby would see a therapist and work out her problems.

Anyhoo, this is the cartoon put to paper. If your child likes the cartoo
-- re. brothers & sisters;
-- re. rabbits;
-- re. easter egg hunts;

On Easter morning, when Ruby finds all ten of the marshmallow chicks hidden by the Easter Bunny, Grandma must quickly think of a way to make things fair for Max.

Max and Ruby, everyone's favorite bunnies, are back in a unique largeformat counting book sure to tickle the funny bone of very young readers. When the Easter Bunny decides to hide the contents of their Easter baskets, Max and Ruby set out on a hunt for the missing mars
Mar 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Great counting book!! Poor Max couldn't find any chicks of his own. He did look in all the wrong places though. In the end, it all works out (thanks to Grandma) and he gets some yellow chicks instead of the hot pink ones. ...more
Apr 18, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
Cute Easter counting book! I always get a kick out of Max and Ruby. I think they exemplify the big sister/little brother birth order characteristic traits, at least from what I've noticed with my kids. And since I'm the oldest in my family, I really relate to Ruby. ...more
Oct 24, 2007 rated it it was amazing
May 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Dec 31, 2011 rated it liked it
Cute book, but Ruby sure is an annoying older sister in this one.
Jul 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Really cute counting book -- the expressions on Max's face as he fails to find Easter chicks are priceless. ...more
Ruth Ellen
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
cute book. the kids liked it.
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
The kids loved this one in our chick and bunny themed storytime. Listeners can count along with Ruby and follow the trail of messes left by Max.
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Okay, so sue me---but I'm not a huge Max and Ruby fan. My preschoolers (2-4 years old), however, were glued to this book during story time. Thus the four star rating. :) ...more
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Cute and clever with delightful characters and fun illustrations. Especially speaks to me as a little sister.
I love Max and Ruby books!
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
Max is moderately cute but I have nothing else really good to say about this book. It wasn't terribly interesting to me or my children. A typical educational (counting), holiday (Easter) book. ...more
Apr 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
another library book.
fun book - I wish I had found this one before Easter.
good number practice.
Brandi Streeval
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
cute book read this to my daughter she loves max and ruby got this from the library.
Goshen PL Childrens
Read for Storytime Express March 23&24 2016 for Easter.

Read for Storytime, April 12th 2017
Theme: Easter eggs & bunnies

A favorite book to read at Easter. Max and Ruby hunt for hot pink chicks and Max gets into a world of a mess. The kids love this book!
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I like when he found the candy
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wells does such a great job of writing books that small children find accessible. She creates a story of the differences between Ruby (older sister) and Max (little brother) so well. Of course Ruby has no problem finding all the chicks that the Easter Bunny hid. Thankfully, a quick call to the Easter Bunny by mom, ends in an emergency delivery of chicks in a way that is easy for Max to collect! So so cute!
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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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