|Pages/Publication Date:||32 / 2008|
The beloved bunny siblings of Rosemary Wells's picture book and television series return for a bit of entrepreneurial fun in this tale for readers up to 6. Big sister Ruby and her best friend Louise are excited about Fire Angel illuminated jewelry, so to earn the money to buy the last two rings at the store, they decide to open a lemonade stand. Max wants to help, but Ruby tells him that he can't paint a sign, or squeeze lemons, or even pour the drinks, and instead she shuffles him off to play elsewhere. But Max is sure he can make money too, and soon comes up with his own business plan—and might just beat his sister at her own game.
"In another winner about ... Max and Ruby, little Max outwits his bossy older sister. There is no way Ruby and her best friend will allow bumbling Max to help when they set up a lemonade stand to make money so that they can buy trendy flashing rings. So Max sets up his own stand to sell leftover Halloween candy, and with Grandma's help, he turns out to be the better business bunny.... As always, Wells's Easter-bright artwork tells a dramatic story of sibling rivalry."—Booklist