Sandcastle Contest

Sandcastle Contest

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by Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko
     
 

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Bestselling team Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko create another wacky adventure about a boy named Matthew who makes a sandcastle so real, that every

While on vacation. Matthew is excited to take part in the local sandcastle contest. The winner gets a bathtub filled with ice cream!

But Matthew is just too good at building sand castles. The judges all think

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Bestselling team Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko create another wacky adventure about a boy named Matthew who makes a sandcastle so real, that every

While on vacation. Matthew is excited to take part in the local sandcastle contest. The winner gets a bathtub filled with ice cream!

But Matthew is just too good at building sand castles. The judges all think the house he builds, complete with sand chairs, a sand refrigerator, and sand food is real! He has to prove that it's all just a big pile of sand so he can win that ice cream!

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Children's Literature
Taking almost everything but the kitchen sink, and a dog—which is only a figment of his imagination—Matthew's family packs the van and trailer, striking out on vacation. Upon arriving at the beach, the friendly little fellow meets Kalita who is busily creating sand sculptures for a contest. She has also formed a very lifelike dog from sand. Matthew is so impressed with the prize for winning—a bathtub full of ice cream—that he is immediately determined to build an outstanding, realistic, irresistible, sand castle. Trouble arises when Matthew's creation is so amazing that the judges disqualify it. All is well in the end, and Kalita even provides her new friend with a dog. This story is vintage Munsch with playful illustrations enhancing each action-filled page. Young audiences will enjoy playing sleuth and discovering a diminutive team of mischievous squirrels tucked in each page spread. 2005, Cartwheel Books/Scholastic Inc, Ages 5 to 8.
—Janice DeLong

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439748650
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
201,996
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Born in Pittsburgh in 1945, Robert Munsch actually studied for the priesthood for seven years before attending Boston University and getting a degree in teaching. While training for the priesthood, Robert worked at an orphanage, where he realized that he loved working with kids, so he decided to work in daycare instead. That is where he realized his knack for storytelling—he would tell the kids stories before naptime. His boss convinced him to publish his stories, which allowed Robert to quit his job and become a full-time writer. Today, Robert and his family live in Canada.

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