The Darkby Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko
Jule Ann pounds on the bottom of a cookie jar, and a small dark lump bounces out. The Dark quickly gobbles up every shadow in sight, growing bigger with each one. Munsch's plucky heroine resolves the perplexing problem with brilliant, spirited logic.
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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This book is 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches big. The illustrations take up one page, are colorful and truly stick to what is happening in the story. This story is about a dark spot that falls out of a cookie jar and starts to swallow every shadow it sees. It grows to an enormous size. The girl has to figure out how to get rid of it. This is a very short story so not much happens other than the spot eating shadows and getting bigger. Probably better suited for a read aloud to very young children; first graders thought it was okay, but were not that interested in it.