Monday, April 18, 2011

A Chocolate Chicken for Max

Well, with my baby sister now married and my bathroom renovation (partially) done, I am (almost) back to normal life.  Only 5 more loads of laundry to go . . . .

Since it is Easter this week I thought I would highlight one of our favorite Easter books - Max's Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells.  Really all of the Max and Ruby stories are great but this one has a visit from the Easter Bunny.  The story begins with Max and Ruby searching for Easter eggs.  Ruby declares that whoever finds the most eggs gets the chocolate chicken at the end.  While Ruby finds striped eggs and colored eggs and eggs with stars on them - Max finds ants and mud and no eggs.  When Ruby declares herself the winner, Max, and the chocolate chicken, both disappear.

This is a classic Max and Ruby tale of a bossy older sister and a mischievous younger brother.  A perfect story to get excited for the Easter Bunny.

Check out Rosemary Wells' website.  It has information on her creative process, a printable DIY Max and Ruby Bunny Party, games and more.

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