Something Goodby Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko
"Something good" is exactly what Tyya, Andrew, and Julie want to put into their shopping cart. "Michael Martchenko's illustrations . . . are lively, simple and expressive. The characters practically jump off the page".--Quill and Quire, Canada's Book Review Journal. Full-color illustrations.
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!).
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.
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Just to let you know this book is only 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches big. It does not state this fact in the description of the book. The first graders I had purchased the books for as rewards were not interested in the small books; they wanted the big books (regular sized paperbacks). I had purchased three other titles of Robert Munsch. (The Boy in the Drawer, Murmel Murmel Murmel, and The Dark) I did not like any of them. To me they were silly, but not funny. I read them to my son (first grader). He said they were okay. Something Good is about a girl who goes grocery shopping with her father; he is buying healthy food and she wants junk food. That is where the trouble starts. I had thought this was going to be like an easy reader chapter book since it is listed as 32 pages. However, it is a short book. Half of the pages are used for color illustrations; they do help the reader to see the humor in the story.
This book is a really great one! The preschool children that I read it to, can't get enough. Of course you have to use the right voice and actions. Love Robert Munsch books.....
I love books by Munsh and this one is no other. Just plain fun... and illustrations are also beautiful. The other childrens book authors I recommend is Silverstein and Nowicki.