Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Review: Max & Ruby: Rainy Day Play

Releases April 12th

Max & Ruby: Rainy Day Play! Episode Synopses:

Ruby Writes a Story / Max’s Dominos / Grandma’s Attic

Ruby Writes a Story
Ruby needs quiet while she tries to write a story, but Max wants to play cowboy.  Fortunately, he helps Ruby come up with the perfect idea for her story.

Max’s Dominos
Ruby and Louise want to earn their hospitality badge by hosting a Bunny Scout Meeting.  Meanwhile, Max and Morris are busy exploring the domino effect with a variety of toys culminating in a terrific welcome for Bunny Scouts.

Grandma’s Attic
Max & Ruby explore in Grandma’s attic.  While Ruby is delighted to try on old clothes, Max finds an old chest that Grandma says nobody ever goes into.  When he finds the key, they both get a surprise.

Bunny Cakes / Bunny Party / Bunny Money

Bunny Cakes
Ruby wants to surprise Grandma with an angel cake with raspberry fluff icing for her birthday.  However, Max wants to make Grandma an earthworm cake with red-hot marshmallow squirters.  After a few mishaps in the kitchen and a few trips to the grocery store, Grandma gets both!
Bunny Party
Ruby is preparing a surprise birthday party for Grandma and she invited all her dollies as guests.  Meanwhile, Max thinks that some of his toy friends should also be at the party.  It’s not long before Ruby discovers that there are too many guests and not enough chairs.

Bunny Money
Ruby has saved just enough money to buy Grandma a music box with skating ballerinas on top for her birthday.  She soon finds however that shopping with Max costs more than she planned.

Ruby’s Safari / Max’s Mud Bath / Max’s Lost Lizard

Ruby’s Safari
Ruby and Louise have to fill out the last page of their Bunny Scout Scrapbook.  They decide to have a safari in the backyard to get a picture of a special creature.  However, Max keeps leading them astray with his animal toys.  In the end, his red rubber elephant attracts a hummingbird and the girls get their photo.

Max’s Mud Bath
Ruby and Louise set up there beauty shop again and want to give Max an all-natural treatment with crushed up fruits and veggies.  However, Max thinks the treatment looks quite tasty and would rather play in the mud.

Max’s Lost Lizard
Ruby and Louise are making a terrarium for the Bunny Scout chameleon, and Max is very interested in the “lizard!” When the chameleon escapes, Max is the only one who sees through its camouflage.  Thankfully, Max manages to help get it safely back in the girls’ finished terrarium.

Ruby’s Rainbow / Home Tweet Home / Max’s Mudpie

Ruby's Rainbow
Ruby wants to paint a perfect rainbow for Grandma but she can’t remember the colors or the order they go in.  When Max says “Backyard,” Ruby says he can’t go outside because it’s raining.  However when she finally follows him outside, she sees there’s a rainbow in the backyard.
Home Tweet Home
Ruby and Louise build a birdhouse. Max says “Hungry” so Ruby gets him a peanut butter sandwich, berries and sunflower seeds.  When the birds don’t come near the birdhouse, Max uses the treats to attract the birds.

Max's Mudpie
Max keeps trying to make a mudpie but Ruby wants him to stay clean because Grandma is coming over and she’s got something very special.  In the end, Max gets himself and Ruby mucky.  It turns out that Grandma’s surprise is a double chocolate fudge treat she calls “Mudpie!”
It's amazing how a show can capture a toddler's attention and hold it.  My nephew likes to watch TV but he is also a very active child, so there are times when he sits down to watch something and after a couple of minutes he's running around playing, which is great.  But every now and again, he will become engrossed in a story and it's amazing to watch his expressions.  That's how it was when I put on an episode of Max & Ruby: Rainy Day Play.  His little face lit up whenever there was a scene with Grandma and I know that's because he is addicted to his Mamaw.  This is a great show that's entertaining for the whole family.

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