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 itwaits for its next victim . . .
ROBERT MUNSCH is Canada's best-selling author and he has written more than forty books, including Love You Forever, We Share Everything!, and Alligator Baby. His stories are beloved by children, parents, teachers and booksellers alike because he writes about real issues in funny terms. His most recent books are Class Clown and No Clean Clothes.
MICHAEL MARTCHENKO has illustrated dozens of books. He was the recipient of the Canadian Booksellers' Association Children's Illustrator of the Year Libris Award in 2006. His wild and colourful illustrations have helped make bestsellers out of Robert Munsch's books, adding depth and detail and his own wacky sense of humour. His most recent books include Robert Munsch's Class Clown and Sophie and the Sea Monster by Don Gillmor.
Author's Residence: Guelph, Ontario
Illustrator's Residence: Toronto, Ontario