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More pies!
Munsch, Robert N., 1945-
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Publication Information:
New York : Cartwheel Books/Scholastic, Inc., [2002]

Physical Description:
26 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
"Cartwheel books."
Reading Level:
370 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.2 0.5 65917.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.5 1 Quiz: 31591 Guided reading level: J.
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PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Samuel has woken up hungry and it seems that nothing can satisfy him. For breakfast he eats huge bowls of cereal, milk shakes, stacks of pancakes, and two fried chickens, but it's not enough. Luckily, there's a pie eating contest in the park, where Samuel eats not one not two, but SIX pies - CHUKA CHUKA CHOMP! To everyone's surprise, he wins the contest without turning green and falling under the table. But what will happen when he discovers his mother has made him yet another pie for lunch?! Munsch's rollicking read-aloud text blends flawlessly with Martchenko's bright and playful illustrations. More Pies! is a hilarious story sure to delight Munsch fans of all ages.1

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)

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Samuel wakes up famished, as Martchenko humorously demonstrates in a colorful, cartoonlike illustration that shows the child's pillow, magazine, and teddy bear with big bites taken out of them. Although his indulgent mom seems willing to feed his enormous appetite, after three bowls of cereal, four milk shakes, four stacks of pancakes, and a fried chicken, she is fed up. Frustrated and "starving," the child jumps on his brother's suggestion that he enter a local pie-eating contest. Of course, he is victorious. Returning home with his prize, he is dismayed to find that his mother has baked him pies for lunch. Munsch's fast-moving plot and deadpan delivery combine with Martchenko's bright hues and outrageous exaggeration to create a typically zany whole. Fans of this author/illustrator team will enjoy their latest collaboration.-Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.