By Rosemary Wells
the Bunny is not having a bad hare day but she fears she is having a bad
counting day. Ruby and her brother Max are having a party for Grandma.
Ruby has invited ten guests. Max
has discovered that he doesn't like any of the guests so he insists on
having some guests of his own. He
insists in rearranging the table to include Jellyball Shooter, Ear-Splitter
Space Cadet and Can't-Sit-Up Slug. Ruby claims that Grandma hates Spiders,
Slugs and Space Cadets.
With Ruby gone to get snappers
and candy Kisses, Max is left to
make his own additions. When Ruby returns, she thinks she must have
counted wrong. Each time she goes to get another chair, Max makes another
change, Ruby is confused and is convinced that it is a bad counting day.
There is not time for Ruby to rid
the table of the 3 uninvited guests since the guest of honor, Grandma, has
arrived. Ruby is ready to
apologize but Grandma is pleased with the arrangements. In fact, she
makes sure that the uninvited guests receive their share of snappers,
candy kisses and ice cream.
The illustrations are brightly
colored and simple which will appeal to younger readers. Both Ruby and Max
series lovers and newcomers to the series will enjoy the adventure of this