By Rosemary Wells. As Max and Ruby hunt for the perfect gift for Grandma’s birthday, they are challenged with staying within budget while encountering a host of surprises. If you know little ones who are fans of the Max & Ruby series, and you most likely do, this story chock-full of bunnies is sure to grab their attention and teach them a thing or two about spending and saving money.
It's Grandma's birthday, and Ruby knows exactly what Grandma would love-a beautiful ballerina box. Max also knows what she'd love-a scary pair of ooey-gooey vampire teeth. Ruby has saved up a walletful of bills, but as unexpected mishap after mishap occurs, money starts running through the bunnies' fingers.... Will they have enough left for the perfect present? Wells' adorable story is also a fun and lively introduction to early math. Reading level: Ages 3 and up. Viking Juvenile (1999), English, Paperback: 32 pages.