Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
A new laugh-out-loud tale with heart from Canada’s #1 storytelling team Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko!
When Taylor was a baby, her grandma gave her a blanket. Now she is six and she still takes that blanket everywhere until her brother borrows it to mop up a mess. When he tries to get the stain out, it only gets worse . . . and worse, and worse, with each additional attempt to clean it. Finally her panicked brother hides the remains in the couch cushions and hopes that Taylor will never find it. But she does . . . and she is not happy at all, until her mother shares a story and a keepsake of her own.
Once again Robert Munsch teams up with Michael Martchenko to create a hilarious and touching tale about a very familiar childhood experience.
About the authors
El reconocido narrador ROBERT MUNSCH ha escrito decenas de libros para niños, entre ellos: Paper Bag Princess y Mortimer. Él vive con su familia en Guelph, Ontario.
MICHAEL MARTCHENKO est né à Carcassonne, en France. Il s'installe au Canada avec sa famille alors qu'il a 7 ans. En 1966, il décroche son diplôme du Collège des arts de l'Ontario et devient bientôt directeur d'une agence publicitaire. C'est lors d'une exposition d'art graphique que Robert Munsch découvre le travail de Michael Martchenko. Michael a reçu le prix Libris 2006, Illustrateur de l'année.
MICHAEL MARTCHENKO has illustrated dozens of books, and is most famous for his work with Robert Munsch, including Smelly Socks (Tes chaussettes sentent la mouffette!), Makeup Mess (Maquillage à gogo) and We Share Everything! (On partage tout!). He lives in Burlington, Ontario.
- Short-listed, IODE Jean Throop Award
Praise and accolades for Robert Munsch:
“Books by Robert Munsch are a staple of every child’s book collection and a favourite among parents and kids. They’re fun, frivolous and downright silly. And they just keep getting better.” — SavvyMom.ca
“Although his writing style is fun and exaggerated, Robert’s stories frequently have a deeper meaning and touches on some difficult parts of life . . . I think I love Robert Munsch more now as an adult than I did as a child.” — My Wee View
“From my experience, kids love Robert Munsch stories, and the collection of books in Mad About Munsch is no exception!” — Glimpse Reviews
“Laurel and Hardy, Holmes and Watson, peanut butter and jam — some things just go better together. Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko figured that out a number of years ago, and have been teaming up to produce silly, insanely popular books ever since.” — Quill & Quire
“[Munsch is] a kindergarten superstar he ranks up there with Pablum and Pampers in name recognition arguably the most published Canadian author ever, in any genre.” — The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Magazine
“Munsch’s parade of bright funny picture books has been a sales phenomenon in children's book publishing . . . And as Munsch books are requested by kids over and over every day in countless homes and schools, at story time and bedtime, the distinctive storyteller’s voice will undoubtedly continue to be echoed for years to come by parents, teachers, babysitters and whomever else young kids can get to read to them.” — The Chronicle Herald
“Arguably the most successful kid-lit writer in North America.” — Toronto Star
“More witty, creative and entertaining than most of what passes for adult literature.“ — The Globe and Mail
“Munsch is now as important to a whole generation of children as any television character.”— Quill & Quire