Max's Bath

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 12 pages
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Rosemary Wells's original four Max Board Books, published in 1979 by Dial and followed by an additional four in 1985, were the first high quality board books in the U.S. and became immediate classics. Total sales of the eight books were over 1.2 million! But more important, they have been loved by millions of children. For the next generation Rosemary Wells has now completely re-illustrated all eight delightful Max books in her bold, new full-color style. These wonderful stories with real characters are funnier than ever. They are terrific first books, especially with the increased focus on the importance of reading to babies and toddlers, a cause that Mrs. Wells has been wholeheartedly promoting for several years with her "The Most Important 20 Minutes of Your Day" reading program and now the Prescription for Reading Initiative.

Creator of over fifty books published by Dial, Rosemary Wells is one of America's most prolific author-illustrators. Her work has received The New York Times Best Illustrated citation and her recent Dial book Bunny Money is an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.

The more Max bathes, the dirtier he gets! "Boat!" he exclaims as his cup of sherbet slowly sinks in the tub. After two baths and one shower, he's finally clean. But Ruby...

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About the author (1998)

Rosemary Wells was born in New York City on January 29, 1943. She studied at the Museum School in Boston. Without her degree, she left school at the age of 19 to get married. She began her career in publishing, working as an art editor and designer first at Allyn and Bacon and later at Macmillan Publishing. She is an author and illustrator of over 60 books for children and young adults. Her first book was an illustrated edition of Gilbert and Sullivan's I Have a Song to Sing-O. Her other works include Martha's Birthday, The Fog Comes on Little Pig Feet, Unfortunately Harriet, Mary on Horseback, and Timothy Goes to School. She also created the characters of Max and Ruby, Noisy Nora, and Yoko, which are featured in some of her books. She has won numerous awards including a Children's Book Council Award for Noisy Nora in 1974, the Edgar Allan Poe award for two young adult books, Through the Looking Glass and When No One Was Looking, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Shy Charles.

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