The Sandcastle Contest by Robert MunschThe Sandcastle Contest by Robert Munsch

The Sandcastle Contest

byRobert MunschIllustratorMichael Martchenko

Paperback | April 1, 2005

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"Do we have everything?" asks Matthew's dad.

"NO!" yelled Matthew.

"No?" said his dad.

"No!" said Matthew. "We don't have dog."

"Dog?" said his dad.

"We don't even OWN a dog!"

"I know," said Matthew. "Now would be a good time to get a dog."

Matthew wants to take his sandbox too, but his dad assures him there will be a sandy beach where they're going. Once they arrive, Matthew meets a girl making a big sandcastle and a big sand dog as part of a contest. Matthew is determined to create something so wonderful, the judges will think it's real.

When he wins, Matthew shares his prize with his new friend and her giant sand dog.

And when Matthew returns back to his mom and dad with his own sand dog, they're so relieved it's a small dog, they let him keep it. With classic Munsch wit and Martchenko style, The Sandcastle Contest is a fun-filled story - perfect to read at home or on the beach!

ROBERT MUNSCH has written more than forty books. He is Canada's best-selling author and his stories are beloved by children, parents, teachers and booksellers alike. Munsch says this story is based on a tale he first made up for his younger daughter. MICHAEL MARTCHENKO's illustrations are as instantly identifiable as Robert Munsch'...
Title:The Sandcastle ContestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.95 × 8.04 × 0.1 inPublished:April 1, 2005Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0439955904

ISBN - 13:9780439955904

Appropriate for ages: 3

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In this brand-new Munsch tale, Matthew meets a girl making a big sandcastle and a big sand dog as part of a contest at the beach. Matthew is determined to win but his sand house is so real that none of the judges believe it is made of sand—until he knocks it down around them! Finally his new friend teaches him how to make the one thing he wants besides first prize—a "real" sand dog of his own!