Book of the Week: Munschworks Grand Treasury

January 4, 2007

The stories of Robert Munsch were introduced to me by my sister-in-law Erin. And they’re great. He’s written dozens, but the one most people seem to be familiar with is Paper Bag Princess — which is no surprise because it’s awesome.

His stories are really silly and really appealing to kids. He is absolutely in tune with what kids think is hilarious. There tends to be a lot of giggling when we read Robert Munsch. And the stories lend themselves to an animated reading style, which adds to the giggling. The stories are a hit with kids as young as 3 and still entertain my 9 year old if he’s listening in.

The vast majority of Munsch’s stories are illustrated by Michael Martchenko who has a bright and happy and kind-of cartooney style. and my kids love, love the illustrations.

You can get most of his stories as individual books, or there are several collections. The collection we own is Munschworks Grand Treasury, a compilation of the first 3 Munschworks collections. The Treasury includes 15 different stories, including Paper Bag Princess and my favorite, Mortimer — enough stories so that we never get bored with it.

Bound to be a hit in any children’s book collection. You can find it here.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Emily S. January 4, 2007 at 9:56 am

You gave us a Munschworks collection once and we have really enjoyed it. Great illustrations and clever and entertaining stories. Thanks!


2 Jenni January 4, 2007 at 10:38 am

a HUGE favorite in our house!


3 Erin January 4, 2007 at 12:07 pm

My kids love singing, “clang, clang, rattle, bing, bang. gonna make my noise all day” when they don’t want to go to sleep.


4 angel January 4, 2007 at 12:36 pm

We were fortunate enough to get tickets when Robert Munsch was here a year ago or so (the date is not etched in my head), and while the kidlet was only a year old or so, he still enjoyed it, especially listening to all the other kids sing along with Mortimer. We have a few books of his (probably half a dozen or so) but I could definitely justify buying this!! Thanks for reminding me of it!!


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