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Max's Chocolate Chicken

By Karyn Wellhousen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Kids with siblings will relate to the tension.

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The age and personality differences between bunnies Max and Ruby are again illuminated, and children with siblings will relate to the tension and humor of this charming story. Young Max does not see the point of hunting for eggs when the prize is already within his literal grasp. Instead of arguing with big sister Ruby, he simply takes the first opportunity to snatch and eat the prize chocolate chicken.

Rosemary Wells' rabbit caricatures of brother and sister reveal quite human elements. For example, Ruby's facial expressions divulge her feelings of confidence, self-satisfaction, and surprise. The reader becomes privy to Max's hiding place as the illustrations expose him munching on the chocolate chicken. A mysterious character (made known only through the illustrations) plays an important role.

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