Title: Max & Ruby’s Preschool Pranks
Author: Rosemary Wells
Series: Max & Ruby
Recommended for: I think ages 4-7 would find this book funniest
Call Number/Link: E Wells, R.
“Max‘s big sister Ruby and her best friend Louise play school with their younger siblings”– Provided by publisher.
I think Ruby might be the bossiest big sister ever, although her friend Louise is in close competition. It always makes me so happy when Max outwits her. Go Max!
This book seems best for independent or one-on-one reading rather than use in a large group.
It could be fun for the grown-up and child reading the book to make their own volcano afterwards. They could also try different substances in the volcano to see which combination(s) worked best. If they’re really brave, they could include everything that Max and Lily put in their volcano. I’m unconvinced that their concoction would actually “explode,” but it could be interesting to see what (if anything) happens.
The flaps are cute and add to the story. They are kind of fun, but they aren’t FUN. (However, erupting volcanoes are FUN.)