Munschworks 2: The Second Munsch Treasury


"…five hilarious tales by a truly great storyteller. Munsch is a master of the absurd and of the age-old technique of repetition with amusing variation…Highly recommended." - Canadian Book Review Annual

"His stories are short, sharp bursts of energy." - Canadian Children's Literature

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"…five hilarious tales by a truly great storyteller. Munsch is a master of the absurd and of the age-old technique of repetition with amusing variation…Highly recommended." - Canadian Book Review Annual

"His stories are short, sharp bursts of energy." - Canadian Children's Literature

This is the second edition of Munsch favorites, featuring:

Follow Megan as she tries to get the pigs back into their pen, and discover that pigs are a lot smarter than you think.

Purple, Green and yellow:
Brigid loves to draw and, when she gets her new super-incredible-nver-come-off-till-you're-dead-and-maybe-even-later coloring markers, nothing is safe!

Discover why bedtime is such a noisy time with Mortimer around.

Murmel, Murmel, Murmel:
Who needs a baby that says "murmel, murmel, murmel"? Certainly not Robin, but she is determined to find someone who does.

Something Good:
Tyya's dad won't buy anything good at the store--no ice cream, no candy, no cookies. But when the saleslady puts a price sticker on Tyya's nose, Daddy is finally forced to buy something good.

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Editorial Reviews

Canadian Toy Testing Council
Included in the "Great Books for Children" program.
Canadian Materials - Dave Jenkinson
The collection's larger 10" x 10" size makes the illustrations more visible during story times, and the volume's price makes it an excellent buy, especially for newer libraries which do not own the individual titles. Highly recommended.
Horn Book Guide
Decidedly for fans of Munsch's work.
The Horn Book Guide
Decidedly for fans of Munsch's work.
— July-December 1999
Children's Literature - Maria Pereira
This is a second treasury of tales by Robert Munsch and it contains five stories in all. Each story is lively and effervescent and yet not at all alike. Mr. Munsch definitely has the knack of being able to think like a child making the stories whiz along in unpredictable ways. However, there is an adult mind working here giving all the stories little lessons. In "Pigs," Megan finds her world turned upside down by a bunch of pigs all because she underestimated their intelligence. The only way she restores normality is by conceding that they are a lot smarter than she thinks. In "Mortimer," a noisy little boy has everybody running around in circles trying to silence him and only stops making noise when he discovers that nobody is paying attention. " Purple, Green and Yellow" is a very colorful tale indeed. This is the only story that is illustrated by Helene Desputeaux and she really does justice to the plot with her cascade of colors. Brigid is the marker queen who does not know where to stop in a story with no limits. "Murmel, Murmel Murmel" is an adorable story of Robin trying to find a home for a baby she found. After numerous attempts, she found the perfect match--a truckdriver. Michael Martchenko riotously illustrates this and three other stories. The baby and the truck driver are really lovable. "Something Good" tells the story of a busy dad in the supermarket with his three children. Tyya tests his patience to the limit, but ultimately charms and disarms him and the family leaves the store as happy as can be. Robert Munsch is a master of his craft and this book is a perfect gift for the magic little people in our lives.
Marti Davis
A must-have for the preschool and elementary set ... Munsch's tales of adventure and mischief bring giggles and requests for repeated readings.
—Marti Davis, Knoxville News-Sentinel
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550375534
  • Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/19/2009
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 328,888
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.25 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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!).

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Table of Contents

Pigs 7
Mortimer 33
Purple, Green and Yellow 55
Murmel, Murmel, Murmel 87
Something Good 111
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