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Munschworks II : the second Munsch treasury
Munsch, Robert N., 1945-
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Toronto : Annick Press ; Willowdale, Ont. : Distributed in Canada by Firefly Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
132 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Pigs / illustrated by Michael Martchenko -- Mortimer / illustrated by Michael Martchenko -- Purple, green and yellow / illustrated by Hélène Desputeaux -- Murmel, Murmel, Murnel / illustrated by Michael Martchenko -- Something good / illustrated by Michael Martchenko.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
J PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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One volume cannot possibly contain all the Munsch favorites--it would be too heavy to lift! Now volume two has another five classic Munsch titles: * Pigs * Purple, Green and Yellow * Mortimer * Murmel, Murmel, Murmel * Something Good These stories in this large-format book include the original illustrations by Michael Martchenko and Hélène Desputeaux.

Author Notes

Robert Munsch was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 11, 1945. He received an undergraduate degree in history and a master's degree in anthropology. While studying to be a Jesuit priest, he worked part-time at an orphanage. He decided he liked working with children and left the Jesuits after 7 years to work in a daycare center. He studied for a year at the Elliot Pearson School of Child Studies at Tufts University. He ended up at a lab preschool at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario and eventually became a Canadian citizen.

While working at a daycare center and telling stories to children, he realized that storytelling was what he loved to do and eventually he started writing the stories down. His first published title was Mud Puddle. He has written over 50 books including Love You Forever, Mortimer, Angela's Airplane, Andrew's Loose Tooth, Stephanie's Ponytail, Moira's Birthday, and Put Me in a Book.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Ages 4^-7. This second "treasury" features five Munsch picture books bound between the covers of one lively volume. Included are Pigs; Mortimer; Murmel, Murmel, Murmel; and Something Good, all illustrated by Michael Martchenko, and Purple, Green and Yellow, illustrated by Helene Desputeaux. As in the earlier compendium, Munschworks (1998), the 10-inch-square pages feature colorful artwork reproduced somewhat larger than in the original editions, the better for sharing the pictures with story hour and classroom groups. A bargain for any library where Munsch books are popular. --Carolyn Phelan

Table of Contents

Pigsp. 7
Mortimerp. 33
Purple, Green and Yellowp. 55
Murmel, Murmel, Murmelp. 87
Something Goodp. 111