Bunny Cakes

Bunny Cakes

Paperback - 2000
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Ruby is preparing to make an angel surprise cake with raspberry-fluff icing for her grandmother's birthday when her younger brother, Max, arrives. Max has made a special earthworm cake for his grandmother, and now he wants to help Ruby. But first he drops the eggs on the floor, then he spills the milk, and finally he overturns the flour. Will Ruby finish her cake in time? Illustrated with watercolor and black line drawings.
Publisher: New York : Puffin, 2000
ISBN: 9780140566673


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Max and Ruby try to make cakes for Grandma's birthday, requiring multiple trips to the store and shopping lists.

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May 12, 2016

The Max and Ruby books are sometimes fun, and sometimes… well, let’s just say we hope Rosemary Wells doesn’t have to worry about money now. Bunny Cakes is on the "fun" list.

Max and Ruby’s sibling relationship is so funny to me, because Ruby is so perfectionistic and wants to be in control, but it doesn’t seem to bother Max one bit. He just goes on with his life and projects.

Ruby wants Grandma’s cake to be perfect, but with little brother Max involved, she’s forced to employ ever-escalating methods of keeping his well-intentioned destruction at bay. Meanwhile, Max is convinced that on one of his trips to the store for replacement ingredients, he can score some of his favorite candy to decorate his own cake for Grandma if he can just get his handwriting perfect. Whose cake will be ready in time?

gabaee21 Oct 01, 2015

I loved reading this book to my Grade 1 students in the library.

Sep 07, 2014

My 5 year old and 2 year old both LOVE this book. It even has early reading skills built in as Ruby makes a list each time when Max is forced to go to the market.
And it's really not too hard to read over and over again.
In general, I love the Max and Ruby series for sibling relationships. Both Max (the younger, who cannot yet speak very much or write) and Ruby, (the more knowledgeable older sister) have good and bad things about themselves and Grandma always loves them both.
PS - KRock YES you are the ONLY one who thinks Max is a creep - that's weird!

nypl_morningside_heights Dec 02, 2013

Liked the interaction between siblings

KRockstar10 Oct 21, 2013

Not a huge fan of this one. Am I the only one who thinks Max is kind of a creep?

Jul 04, 2012

Max makes a gross cake of worms. I like Ruby's cake more.


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