Goodnight Max (Max and Ruby) (Board book)

From School Library Journal “Goodnight Max” is the perfect filler for Easter baskets for pre-school age kids.  All children love Max and Ruby.  Include Max and Ruby Beanie Babies and one of the wonderful tales about our two favorite bunnies to create a perfect and lasting Easter basket for the young and young at heart.

Wells’s latest story about Max and his sister Ruby is a board book with 14 touch-and-feel surprises, including a terrycloth towel, sandpaper crumbs, and a furry teddy. At bedtime, the toddler’s red rubber elephant is thirsty, so Max gives it a glass of water, which promptly spills on his outer-space pajamas. Thus begins a series of events in which the young rabbit needs to change his pajamas three times. He just cannot get to bed, despite Ruby’s efforts to quiet his complaints about a fly, the noisy rain, and the bright moon.

The touch-and-feel aspects of the book are sturdy with the exception of the lace curtain and blanket, which may tear off easily. A humorous, true-to-life bedtime story with the author’s typical minimal sentences and delightful watercolor-and-ink illustrations.

“Goodnight, Max”

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