Grandma Bunny Surprises from Max and Ruby
Grace pulled this book off the shelf this week, and I had forgotten that it was actually a Grandma story, where Grandma saves the day! Bunny Mail is a fun one for those distant Grands. And here are a few more starring bunnies Max (3) and Ruby (7) and their Grandma. These are affiliate links – if you purchase through the link, a small amount may come back to support GrandyCamp. We also have a list of 50 other illustrated books with fabulous grandparents!
BUNNY MAIL by Rosemary Wells
Ruby is busy sending out party invitations, so young Max decides to “write” a letter too, asking for a special present. There are no words in his note, so when the postman delivers the letter to Grandma, she thinks Max is just saying hello. Max sends another letter and it soon becomes clear to Grandma that Max is asking for something special. The only question is what? There are eight clever flaps (envelopes) to lift including my favorite – Max’s thank you note filled with sprinkles. (hardcover)
BUNNY MONEY by Rosemary Wells
Max and his sister, Ruby, are shopping for Grandma's birthday present. Ruby has saved up a walletful of money, and, as usual, she's in charge. Or she thinks she is. She has plans for an elaborate gift, but Max is sure that Grandma would prefer a set of gorgeous glow-in-the-dark vampire teeth. The money slowly gets used up as Max gets thirsty, hungry, and messy, but in the end, there's enough for them each to buy a perfect gift. Wells' adorable story is also a fun and lively introduction to early math - early versions have a page of Bunny Money to photocopy and play with, so you might want to check the library for that version. Even check it out yourself and send the Grands some Bunny Money with the paperback copy of the book.
BUNNY CAKES by Rosemary Wells
It's kitchen chaos when Max and Ruby each bake a cake for Grandma's birthday. Max wants to make her an icky, worm-infested cake with red hot marshmallow squirters. But Ruby says, "No, Max. We are going to make Grandma an angel surprise cake, with raspberry-fluff icing." Will Max let his bossy older sister keep him out of the kitchen? How will Grandma manage those first bites?
BUNNY PARTY by Rosemary Wells
Grandmas have a lot of birthdays!! This time Max and Ruby are having a party for her. Ruby has invited seven stuffed-toy guests she's sure Grandma will like. Max tries setting places for his Jellyball Shooter Spider, his Ear-Splitter Space Cadet and his Can't-Sit-Up Slug, but Ruby says no. Yet each time Ruby counts the number of guests at the table, another one has mysteriously appeared. Is Ruby having a bad counting day? Or is someone making a few changes to the guest list?! A reassuring tale of grandparental unconditional love and support when Grandma welcomes all to her special tea party.