Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 8
- Grade: k to 3
Matthew is thrilled that he is getting his VERY OWN bedroom and won’t have to share any more. But then Mom’s relatives come to stay. How will he ever get his room back?
Will Matthew ever get some peace in his own room?Not a chance if his relatives have anything to say about it!
Matthew's family has a brand-new trailer, which includes a brand-new room for Matthew — a room of his own! Or so his mother says...
Sure enough, before he knows it, the relatives start knocking and his room soon becomes a hotel for cousins and aunts and uncles and dogs. Fed up, and sleeping underneath the trailer (which is the only place to get some privacy!) Matthew hatches a plan to get these guests OUT of his room, once and for all!
Robert Munsch created this story after having a chat with a young boy in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The result? A funny romp of a story that will satisfy any Robert Munsch fan, especially those that have had to share their room when company comes!
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.
Praise for It's My Room!:
“In trademark Robert Munsch style, the writing features lots of repetition, snappy dialogue and opportunities for audience participation, making it a perfect read-aloud choice.” — Resource Links“Robert Munsch continues to put hilarious spins on everyday situations . . . [and] Michael Martchenko's illustrations add lots of extra details for readers to look at.” — CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Praise for Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko:“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
Praise for Robert Munsch
“[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
It’s My Room!Matthew is thrilled to find out that he is getting his very own bedroom and won’t have to share with anyone. But then all Mom’s relatives come to stay, and Matthew must go to great lengths to reclaim his space.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Spring, 2012.