A classic Munsch tale with a fresh new look!
When Madison's grandma comes for a visit, they visit a face painter in the park. Madison doesn't want an ordinary picture on her face, though - not a scary face, not a regal tiger, not a delicate butterfly. Instead she asks the face painter for just one really real rose on her cheek. Then the family goes shopping . . . and suddenly the rose starts to GROW. "That's nice," says her dad as he looks at tools in the hardware store. "That's nice," says her mom as she looks at pots in the kitchen store. And at first Madison is intrigued by her amazing painting. But that all ends when she realizes that she has twenty-five roses growing on her, and there is a leaf coming out of her ear!
Grandma is the one who finally listens. They go to the doctor, but the doctor doesn't know what to do. Next they go to the garden store, where the clerk suggests weed killer. Madison refuses. She wants to be kind to the rose, so she buys a huge pot and goes home to take a nap next to it. When she wakes up, the rose is growing in the pot. Grandma takes it home and plants it in her garden, where it waits for its next victim . . .
ROBERT MUNSCH has written more than sixty books, including Braids!, So Much Snow!, and Mmm, Cookies! His irreverent tales of childhood mischief, populated by diverse characters, have been loved by generations of children and their families, who have made him Canada's bestselling and best loved author. Robert lives in Guelph, Ontario. Visit him online at www.robertmunsch.com.
MICHAEL MARTCHENKO has illustrated dozens of books but he is best known for his collaborations with Robert Munsch, including Makeup Mess, The Paper Bag Princess and Pyjama Day! His wild and colourful illustrations have contributed tremendously to the popularity of Robert Munsch's stories, adding depth and detail and his own wacky sense of humour. Michael lives in Toronto, Ontario.