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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Put Me in a Book!

by (author) Robert Munsch

illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Feb 2010
Category
Humorous Stories, Books & Libraries, School & Education
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443100809
    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
    List Price
    $7.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781443100793
    Publish Date
    Feb 2010
    List Price
    $19.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3

Description

All the kids want to be in a book — but it might not be as much fun as they think!

 

On their way home from a field trip, the class meets a famous writer who says he is looking for a kid to put in a book. Hailey volunteers, so the writer flattens her out, folds her up, and stuffs her in. But Hailey feels folded and scrunched and trapped and stuck, and asks the kids to get her out of the book. They try all kinds of things, but nothing works, until finally they have an idea &mdassh; and turn the tables on the famous writer!

Put Me in a Book! was inspired by a project that a grade two classroom in North Bay created and mailed to Robert Munsch — now they really ARE in a book!

 

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.

Robert Munsch's profile page

 

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.

 

Michael Martchenko's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, OLA Best Bets
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

"...classic Munsch, in the best possible way..." — Quill & Quire

Librarian Reviews

Put Me in a Book!

It’s an honour to be in a book, isn’t it? In the park Hailey and her classmates meet an author who is looking for a kid to put in his book. When Hailey literally ends up in the book, her classmates try to scrape, stretch and photocopy her back to freedom. They finally turn the tables on the author and change the ending!

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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