Bunny Cakes | 123Read&Write

A simple reading comprehension quiz and literacy activities for the children’s book, Bunny Cakes, by Rosemary Wells.

Book Summary

It's time for some more messes and lessons learned in Max and Ruby's children's book, Bunny Cakes. Our lovable little bunny, Max, is not making it easy for Ruby to make her Grandmother a surprise birthday cake. After many messes and return trips to the grocery store, Max comes up with one of his more interesting plans: an earthworm birthday cake. Read Rosemary Well's Bunny Cakes and see what Max is up to now!

Reading Comprehension Quiz

After reading the story with your child, go to the following link to complete the quiz:


5 = Mastery

4 = Developing

<3 = Beginning

Follow-Up Lesson Plan Activities

Activity 1: Art Activity - Birthday Cake Designing

Directions: Max and Ruby each made cakes for their grandmother’s birthday. Using the cake template below, design your own special birthday cake.

Activity 2:  Identifying Words

Directions: Ruby uses a recipe to make the Angel Surprise Cake for her grandma. Look at each of the ingredients pictured below. Using the word bank at the bottom, identify which word represents each of the ingredients shown. Cut and paste the words into the chart.

Activity 3: Sign Language

Directions: Ruby uses a picture on the door to tell a message to Max. Look at the following signs seen in the world around you. Determine what each sign means and find its matching word on the left. Connect each matching pair with a line.

Activity 4: Creative Writing Prompt - The Best Birthday Ever

Directions: Max and Ruby help their grandma celebrate her birthday. What kind of birthday party would you like to have? On the lines below, write a story about your perfect birthday. Draw a picture in the box to go along with your story.

Activity 5: Sequencing

Directions: Stories are written in sequential order. That means they are told from beginning to end. Listed below are six events that happened in the story. Read the events and determine which came first, second, and so on. Cut and paste the events into sequential order.

Bunny Cakes Video