MAX'S CHOCOLATE CHICKEN by Rosemary Wells

MAX'S CHOCOLATE CHICKEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Max is back, as irresistibly nonconformist as ever. ""One morning somebody [it looks like the Easter Bunny, but, then, Max is a rabbit too. . .] put a chocolate chicken in the birdbath."" Ruby, Max's sister, knows all the rules: whoever finds the most eggs gets the chocolate chicken. Max doesn't care about rules; he puts his basket in a mud puddle, finds a spoon, watches ants, makes ant-and-acorn pancakes, and finally takes the chocolate chicken away and eats it. Ruby doesn't know whether to be incensed or to negotiate. But not to worry--a chocolate turkey appears for her, and Max says, ""I love you!"" This delicious summing up of the contrast between two quintessentially different personalities is reflected in Wells' wonderfully expressive laces; despite the book's small size, cheerful colors and bold forms suit it for groups, while the text is also easy enough for beginning readers.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1989
ISBN: 1616845384
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dial