When Ruby invites seven stuffed toy guests to Grandma's birthday party, they all answer YES. Max wants to invite his Jellyball Shooter Spider, his Space Cadet, and his Can't-Sit-Up Slug, but Ruby says no. Yet each time Ruby counts the number of places at the table, another guest has mysteriously appeared. Is Ruby having a bad counting day? Or is someone having a little fun with the guest list? One part musical chairs, one part counting trickery, and all parts Max, this hilarious new story is Max and Ruby at their best!Charming fun and a little counting practice rolled into one. (School Library Journal)
Rosemary Wells is the acclaimed author of more than sixty books for children, including the Max and Ruby books, and Timothy Goes to School, now a PBS animated television series.
Max and Ruby fans...will gladly accept this invitation to a good time. (The Horn Book)
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