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 1989, 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.
Rosemary Wells is the author of 120 books for children, including more than 40 about the beloved bunnies Max and Ruby. She travels all over the country as a tireless advocate for literacy. Wells was born in New Jersey to… More about Rosemary Wells
“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