Down the Drain! by Robert MunschDown the Drain! by Robert Munsch

Down the Drain!

byRobert MunschIllustratorMichael Martchenko

Paperback | February 1, 2009

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Robert Munsch's hilarious take on bathtime is a long overdue tribute to the kids who dread taking them-and the poor parents who dread giving them!

Adam is covered in dirt. His hands are dirty. His face is dirty. And his feet are dirty.

"Adam, you need a bath!" his father yells.

But Adam doesn't like baths. All that soap in his eyes, soap in his ears, and soap in his mouth! He doesn't like them one bit.

So while his little sister, his dog, and his cat are laughing, Adam's father outsmartshim and pops him in the tub.

Little does Dad know that Adam has a few tricks of his own...and once he's in the tub, in control of the tap AND the plug, the mayhem will begin!

ROBERT MUNSCH is Canada's bestselling author of more than forty picture books for younger readers, and is beloved by children, teenages, parents, teachers, and booksellers everywhere. MICHAEL MARTCHENKO's illustrations are as instantly identifiable as Robert Munsch's stories. His wild and colourful images have added depth and even m...
Title:Down the Drain!Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2009Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545986001

ISBN - 13:9780545986007

Appropriate for ages: 3

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites! I can't believe the reviews on this! SUCH A GOOD BOOK! Along with Stephanie's Ponytail and The Paperbag Princess, this is one of my favourite Munsch books! Lots of fun for read-alouds!
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not as good as his classics Disappointing and definately not one of his best ones.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my favourite. Although I love Robert Munsch books, this one is not my favourite. I do not like how the son, Adam, is so demanding towards his parents.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from True Munsch fashion! Haven't read a Robert Munsch book that any of my 3 children or I haven't enjoyed!!
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dissapointing I know that Robert Munsch's books are immensely popular. In fact a few years ago I was a huge fan and purchased and gave away copy after copy of many of his books. Yet I find in his more recent books that there is a cynicism and disrespect that I no longer enjoy. In this story, Adam who winds up in trouble, ends up blackmailing his father to get him a new skateboard, new shoes, a dress for his sister and a hamburger. Those are not the kinds of lessons I want my children learning - that they only have to do what you ask them if you bribe them. The story is supposed to be fun and humorous and the illustrations are great. But it is just not a story I can recommend. I find that some of the most cynical people in life are formerly religious, and even more so for Jesuits. Maybe that explains Munsch's writing and stories.
Date published: 2009-02-09