Max's First Word (Max and Ruby) (Board book)

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To celebrate 40 years of Max and Ruby, we are publishing MAX'S FIRST WORD in a new lap-sized board book format!

Older sister Ruby tries to teach Max some simple words. "Say 'apple,' Max," says Ruby. "Say 'egg.' " But Max has his own ideas about what his first big word will be.

When first published in 1979, Rosemary Wells's Max's First Word set a new standard in board books. Using very few words and hilarious pictures, Wells tells an entire story in only twelve pages, with content that is perfect for the youngest reader. Showcased in a new lap-sized board book format, this classic title will delight a new generation.

About the Author

Rosemary Wells is the author of more than one hundred books for children, many of which feature the popular bunnies Max and Ruby, who star in their own show on Nick, Jr. "Simple incidents from childhood are universal," Wells says. "The dynamics between older and younger siblings are common to all families." She is a tireless advocate for literacy and for preschool education, and travels widely speaking on those topics. She lives in Connecticut.

Praise For…

"Rosemary Wells has done it: she has developed books that drive a real wedge into the existing block of unnotable, over-cute, didactic baby-toddler tomes...Most notable is the blending of concept exploration and story." --Booklist

"These baby books books display a rare wit and intelligence and never patronize their audience...irresistible." --Harpers

Product Details
ISBN: 9781984835604
ISBN-10: 1984835602
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2080
Pages: 12
Series: Max and Ruby