BN.com Gift Guide

Munschworks 2: The Second Munsch Treasury

Overview

"…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 ...

See more details below
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

"…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:

Pigs:
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!

Mortimer:
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.

Read More Show Less

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
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550375534
  • Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/19/2009
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 237,079
  • 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!).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Pigs 7
Mortimer 33
Purple, Green and Yellow 55
Murmel, Murmel, Murmel 87
Something Good 111
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)