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Moira's Birthday

by Robert Munsch
Illustrator Michael Martchenko

Annick Press | February 1, 1992 | Trade Paperback

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Moira invites grades 1 to 6 to her birthday party. But her parents don''t know--until ...

About the Classic Munsch series:
Robert Munsch''s award-winning books have become a staple on the bookshelves of families worldwide. His stories reflect the joys and challenges of everyday living, offering zany, yet utterly normal, experiences of family life. Munsch has sold over 40 million books in 20 countries and many languages, including French, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese. Beginning with Mud Puddle in 1979, Munsch continued captivating children and adults with stories like Thomas''s Snowsuit, David''s Father, I Have to Go!, and the classic Love You Forever.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 pages, 3.15 × 3.15 × 0.05 in

Published: February 1, 1992

Publisher: Annick Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0920303838

ISBN - 13: 9780920303832

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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– More About This Product –

Moira's Birthday

by Robert Munsch
Illustrator Michael Martchenko

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 pages, 3.15 × 3.15 × 0.05 in

Published: February 1, 1992

Publisher: Annick Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0920303838

ISBN - 13: 9780920303832

From the Publisher

Moira invites grades 1 to 6 to her birthday party. But her parents don''t know--until ...

About the Classic Munsch series:
Robert Munsch''s award-winning books have become a staple on the bookshelves of families worldwide. His stories reflect the joys and challenges of everyday living, offering zany, yet utterly normal, experiences of family life. Munsch has sold over 40 million books in 20 countries and many languages, including French, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese. Beginning with Mud Puddle in 1979, Munsch continued captivating children and adults with stories like Thomas''s Snowsuit, David''s Father, I Have to Go!, and the classic Love You Forever.

About 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.

by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko

From Our Editors

Many of Robert Munsch's best-loved stories started out as requests: when Munsch was staying with the Green family in the Northwest Territories, Moira Green asked him to make up a story for her birthday party. Moira's Birthday is the wacky result, honed by hundreds of storytelling sessions. When Moira starts planning her birthday party, she wants to invite every kid in school from kindergarten to grade 6. Her mother says no way: six kids, not six grades. But Moira is a bit of a soft touch and everyone who asks to come gets an invitation. Eventually, 200 kids show up to Moira's party and it's up to Moira's parents to provide pizza and cake for everyone, which, of course, is a crazy notion. Lots of drawn-out dialogue and noisy sound effects blend marvelously with Michael Martchenko's trademark illustrations of bug-eyed adults and exuberant kids. Even if parents don't have the manic energy of Munsch, kids will get a kick out of this crazy story of a party run amok! Ages 4 and up.

Editorial Reviews

(starred review) Robert Munsch has done it again--with a simple story full of exaggeration and repetition sure to delight many youngsters. The action centres on Moira''s sixth birthday party. he wants to invite all the children in her school to her party (typical six-year-old), but her parents have limited the number of guests to six (typical parents!). The ludicrous possibility becomes reality when hundreds of boys and girls show up at the party. The children''s excitement and enjoyment increase, as does the parents'' dismay. Finally, when even Moira appears daunted by the huge pile of presents, she has a great idea--every kid who helps tidy the mess they have created gets a present. In five minutes, the job is done and the exhausted parents watch hundreds of children file out of the house. But the peace is short lived. As the last child leaves, two trucks arrive with 190 pizzas and 190 birthday cakes, the rest of the order that was placed at the hectic height of the party. The reader can just about turn back to the beginning for the solution to that one!

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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