(starred review) Robert Munsch has done it again--with a simple story full of exaggeration and repetition sure to delight many youngsters. The action centres on Moira's sixth birthday party. he wants to invite all the children in her school to her party (typical six-year-old), but her parents have limited the number of guests to six (typical parents!). The ludicrous possibility becomes reality when hundreds of boys and girls show up at the party. The children's excitement and enjoyment increase, as does the parents' dismay. Finally, when even Moira appears daunted by the huge pile of presents, she has a great idea--every kid who helps tidy the mess they have created gets a present. In five minutes, the job is done and the exhausted parents watch hundreds of children file out of the house. But the peace is short lived. As the last child leaves, two trucks arrive with 190 pizzas and 190 birthday cakes, the rest of the order that was placed at the hectic height of the party. The reader can just about turn back to the beginning for the solution to that one! (Patricia Fry Canadian Materials 1998-05-00)
Robert Munsch is the author of more than 25 books for children including The Paper Bag Princes and Stephanie's Ponytail. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied to be a Jesuit priest before deciding to work with children instead. He taught in a variety of nursery schools and daycare centers while he earned an MA in Early Childhood Education. In 1975, Munsch and his wife, Ann, moved to Guelph, Ontario. The Munschs have three children: Julie, Andrew, and Tyya (see them all in Something Good!).
Michael Martchenko has illustrated over 30 books for children and has exhibited his work throughout North America. He has won numerous awards for design and illustration. He lives with his wife, Patricia, in Toronto.
Such a fun book to read! Recently read it to a class of engaged kindergarteners and they loved it! Repetitive phrasing has them reading along by the end of the book!Published 3 months ago by Monica Diaz
I had this book when I was a kid and now I read it to my daughter.
My daughters name in English and it's a great book about a birthday party. Love love love this writer. Happy birthday MoiraPublished 17 months ago by Dolores McDonald
All kids just love his books and want them read over and over! Great storyline!
I would highly recommend this book.
I purchased this book for my friend's grandchild and it brought back some fabulous memories of my own two children. Adorable book and fabulous illustrations.Published on March 27, 2013 by SIXTY AND STYLISH
I'm typically a fan of Munsch books, but I just can't get into this one. I don't like the main character's personality, nor did I find a moral to the story that I could teach to... Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by KMG