A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this book expresses the complex relationship between siblings. Kids love it when the baby gets the last word.
Is It Any Good?
The loving yet bossy Ruby is determined to teach Max a few words, and Rosemary Wells has perfectly captured their relationship. "Back in your chair, Max," Ruby says, after Max breaks an egg she has given him. Ruby wants to be in charge, but in the end Max gets the final word.
The simple tale not only introduces new words to young readers but also makes them feel smart. Children will quickly learn to read this board book and delight in knowing the words baby Max doesn't say.
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