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Children's Fiction Boys & Men

Teamwork

by (author) Robert Munsch

illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2020
Category
Boys & Men, Baseball & Softball, Art & Architecture
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443182690
    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
    List Price
    $7.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781443182683
    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
    List Price
    $19.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3

Description

 

A new laugh-out-loud tale with heart from Canada’s #1 storytelling team Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko!

 

Matthew’s parents think he should play on a sports team. How will he ever learn about teamwork if all he does is draw pictures all day?

His mom signs him up for baseball. But out on the field, Matthew is too busy looking at stuff to catch the ball.

When a ball falls directly into his glove, he draws a picture on it, and throws it back. The players toss him another, and another, and another, and he draws on those too.

Soon, it’s a toss-o-rama, as the teammates excitedly share their new art with each other, showcasing the most unique display of teamwork that the coach has ever seen!

With his trademark wit and whimsy, Robert Munsch hits another home run with this story that will remind children and parents that everyone brings their own set of special talents to a team!

 

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, TD Summer Reading Club Selection
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

 

 

 

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

 

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