The Max and Ruby multimedia empire of author and illustrator Rosemary Wells is one of those cash machines that can’t be stopped. Some of the books are horrible. One parent told me that she wants to strangle the animated versions of Max and Ruby. I haven’t seen them so I don’t know. But within the big list of Max and Ruby books are a few that I really quite enjoy. Short, funny board books are like good all-ages jokes. is one of those. Especially the results when Ruby throws the snake.
Max and Ruby is a Canadian animated series that debuted in 2002 (following a pilot episode in 2001). The show is aimed at a preschool audience. Created by children's book author & illustrator Rosemary Wells and based on the world of her Max and Ruby books, the episodes present stories about Max, a rambunctious and determined three-year-old bunny, and his big sister, Ruby, a patient, goal-oriented, sometimes restrictive seven-year-old bunny. The show presents an uplifting message for its audience by showing Max and Ruby playing together and exercising respect and love in resolving their conflicts. A pilot episode for this series aired in 2001 and the program appeared as a regular series on October 21, 2002-2003, Season Two was aired during 2003-2004, Season Three was aired in 2006-2007, a fourth season recently debuted on September 7, 2009-2010, and seaon 5 on 2011-2013 Max & Ruby celebrates the relationship between Ruby and her younger brother, Max.