I Have to Go!

by Robert Munsch
Illustrator Michael Martchenko

Annick Press | July 27, 2010 | Board Book

I Have to Go! is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

A classic tale that has sold more than a million copies is now available as a board book.

This ever-popular story of a little boy in the throes of toilet training has been making children laugh since it first appeared more than 20 years ago. This new toddler-sized board book edition retains all the humor of the original story but features condensed text that will make it even more appealing to preschoolers.

Format: Board Book

Dimensions: 24 pages, 6 × 6 × 0.56 in

Published: July 27, 2010

Publisher: Annick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554512530

ISBN - 13: 9781554512539

Appropriate for ages: Baby - 2

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Munsch I Have to Go! is an absolute Munsch classic! This story of a little boy who refuses to pee when his parents ask him too rings so true to life and is no doubt drawn from Munsch’s own experiences as a parent. Recently re-released as a slightly updated board book, Munsch’s trademark text is condensed to make it more preschool friendly, and is combined with the original illustrations from his long-time illustrator Michael Martchenko in the style that has become so associated with Munsch’s classic works. Andrew won’t pee before car trips, he won’t pee before getting dressed up in a snowsuit (ah, Canadian parenting!), and he won’t pee before he goes to bed. I’m a huge fan of Robert Munsch’s ‘vintage’ titles from the ‘80s, most likely because I grew up with them myself! Even if I try to set that bias aside, I think this is still an entirely delightful story. My seven-year-old agrees with me, and it’s the first Munsch title that she’s felt eager to read to herself and to her little sisters. Our children love the classic Munsch-style repetition, the easy to chime in with response lines, the onomatopoeia (sounds written as words), and the hilarity of the ensuing situations. This is just a keeper – enough said. All in all I Have to Go! is still just as good as it has ever been, and is ready to please a new generation of toddlers, preschoolers, early readers, and parents alike. There’s a reason over a million copies of this title have been sold in it’s various forms! Reviewed at quiverfullfamily.com
Date published: 2010-12-04

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I Have to Go!

by Robert Munsch
Illustrator Michael Martchenko

Format: Board Book

Dimensions: 24 pages, 6 × 6 × 0.56 in

Published: July 27, 2010

Publisher: Annick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554512530

ISBN - 13: 9781554512539

From the Publisher

A classic tale that has sold more than a million copies is now available as a board book.

This ever-popular story of a little boy in the throes of toilet training has been making children laugh since it first appeared more than 20 years ago. This new toddler-sized board book edition retains all the humor of the original story but features condensed text that will make it even more appealing to preschoolers.

About the Author

Robert Munsch is one of North America''s best-selling children''s authors. His books have sold more than 30 million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Michael Martchenko, the recipient of multiple awards for design and illustration, has illustrated more than 30 books for children and has exhibited his work throughout North America.

by Robert Munsch ; art by Michael Martchenko

Editorial Reviews

[Review of earlier edition:] Martchenko''s exaggerated illustrations are a splendid complement to Munsch''s direct and pleasantly repetitive narration. The author''s popularity is already widely established, and this title should do well both in libraries and bookstores serving children of preschool and primary grades.

Appropriate for ages: Baby - 2

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