Monday, September 23, 2019

Just in Time for the 40th Anniversary of Max & Ruby, Best-Selling Children's Author, Rosemary Wells Set to Release "Max & Ruby and the Twin Trouble" Picture Book -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was provided with a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Max and Ruby with:

(Releases on October 1, 2019)
Also available in Kindle format

by award-winning, internationally bestselling author Rosemary Wells

I was so excited when I heard that Rosemary Wells was releasing another book, as my family is a huge fan of this best-selling children's author.  I grew up having her books read to me by my mother, and now get to share her classic books, as well as her new releases like MAX & RUBY AND TWIN TROUBLE.  

A while back I was able to bring my girls for a meet and greet with the author at one of her book readings, and it was amazing.  She is such a friendly person and had my girls smiling from ear to ear.  They cherish the book she personalized and signed for them, and now read it on their own. :-)

When I was contacted to review and offer a giveaway (read on to learn how to enter my giveaway for a chance to win this upcoming release), I jumped at the opportunity, as both of my girls grew up watching the Max & Ruby show on Nick Jr., and we have lots of DVDs from the series that they have watched over and over again over the years. Even though my girls are getting older, they will still sit and watch seasonal episodes of Max & Ruby, including the Easter episode with the chocolate chicken hunt.  That is one of their favorites, and they both can recite the dialogue word for word when they watch it. 

This upcoming book release from Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division celebrates the 40th anniversary of Max & Ruby...WOW! I can't believe they have been around that long!  Were you a fan of Rosemary Well's Max & Ruby books as a kid.  My mom kept my Max & Ruby books she used to read to my brothers and I, and passed them down to me to share with my girls.  That is how my girls were introduced to Max & Ruby.  And, then they stumbled upon the show on Nick Jr., and were hooked on the books and hit animated series. 

In the new MAX & RUBY AND TWIN TROUBLE book, Max & Ruby find out that they will be big brother and sister to twins, as Mommy has a baby in her belly.  Ruby is quick to point out that she knows all about babies and how to take care of them.  Ruby used to help Mommy with Max, so she is ready for another baby in the house.  But, Max doesn't know anything about babies, and feels a little left out. But, leave it to Ruby to tell Max all about babies, so that he will know how to help once the babies arrive.

This is a cute picture book that would make for a great gift idea to kids who will be becoming big sister or brother soon.  After I read this book to my girls, they hoped I would be giving them a baby brother or sister, as they were all ready to help out.  I had to break the news that they were going to be the only kids I was having, but that it was nice that they were all ready to help and step up into the role of big sisters. :-)

The story is easy to read and will keep even the youngest of listeners engaged from start to finish.  And, the illustrations are classic Max & Ruby illustrations and do a great job in bringing the story to life, and showing how crazy life can be with a new baby (or twins) in the house, for both parents and siblings.  My girls loved watching Max and Ruby try and help put their new brother, Oliver, and sister, Grace to sleep in their crib.  By the time we got to the last page, my youngest said, "Mom, babies are work.  I am tired just listening and see how the story played out!" I guess she was having second thoughts on wanting a baby in the house. :-)

Here is more about this upcoming MAX & RUBY AND TWIN TROUBLE release, which will arrive in stores on October 1st.  And, be sure to read on to learn how you can win a copy of this book, to share with your kids, or gift to a family who is expecting a new sibling.

About this book:

"The famous brother and sister Max and Ruby are back with a standalone picture book: MAX & RUBY AND TWIN TROUBLE (Paula Wiseman Books| On Sale October 1, 2019)! From beloved author-illustrator Rosemary Wells comes a new story about our favorite siblings—preparing to meet their new siblings! Max and Ruby are in for a big surprise. Mama has a baby in her tummy and soon the family will be bigger and better. Luckily Ruby knows all about babies: what they eat, how to bathe them, and where they come from. She’s ready to tell Max all about it. Soon no one will be getting any sleep, but Max has an idea on how to help…

Just in time for the 40th anniversary of these timeless characters, this is the first Max and Ruby title published by Simon & Schuster. This Max and Ruby story is the perfect book for a new generation of readers to start with as they explore a whole new adventure: becoming big siblings."

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (October 1, 2019)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534443655
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8


Thanks to the folks at Simon & Schuster, one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will have a chance to win this new Max & Ruby book to share with their kids, or gift to a family will be becoming a new baby soon.

To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!
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About the Author:

Rosemary Wells is the author of more than one hundred books for children, including more than forty about the beloved bunnies, Max and Ruby, who star in their own television show on Nick Jr. She lives in Connecticut. Visit her online at

Disclosure:  I was provided with a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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