Friday, August 31, 2012

Mud Puddle by Robert Munsch

Mr. Munsch just had to know my little brother. After all, George never met a mud puddle he could just walk by...

Annick Press and Net Galley let me download a copy of this book for review (thank you).  This book will go on sale tomorrow, so check with your local bookstore.
 
The illustrator for this edition is Dusan Petricic and he creates delightful pictures with living mud blobs hiding in waiting to attack Jule Ann.

Every time she goes outside, a mud puddle will attack her!  She has a very patient mother who washes her all up and gives her clean clothes to wear, only to have it happen again.  She must spend all her time washing Jule Ann and washing her clothes, poor woman.

I especially like how the little girl finally figures out how to outsmart the mud puddles.  She wins!  And I know her Mom must be relieved, too.

Mr. Munsch always tells wonderful tall tales where the children win their battles.  Since he was an oral storyteller first, these stories work real well for read-out-loud.  Add a little glitter instead of mud and you can shower your child with color each time Jule Ann gets covered with mud.  Have fun reading aloud!

Happy reading.

2 comments:

Shan said...

I love Robert Munsch books...even have two of them autographed from when I met him at an early childhood educator's convention years back. His books always hit a chord with kids, and parents can enjoy them too!

Jo Ann Hakola said...

Wow, autographed! You better hang on to those. Or you could send them to me for my collection, LOL!