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Children's Fiction Alphabet

Classic Munsch ABC

by (author) Robert Munsch

illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Annick Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2018
Alphabet, General, Humorous Stories
Recommended Age
1 to 4
Recommended Grade
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price

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What do airplanes, firetrucks, and princesses have in common? They're all found in the wonderful world of Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko, whose stories and illustrations together have captivated readers for almost forty years. Now, in this exciting new format, they're back—brought together for the first time to help children learn their ABCs.

Readers of all ages will delight in spotting favorite scenes and iconic characters in this classic Munsch mash-up, while initiates will fall in love with Martchenko's joyful imagery.

Bound in a sturdy oversized board book format perfect for gifting, Classic Munsch ABC is a must for every child's first library.

About the authors

El reconocido narrador ROBERT MUNSCH ha escrito decenas de libros para niños, entre ellos: Paper Bag Princess y Mortimer. Él vive con su familia en Guelph, Ontario.

Robert Munsch's profile page


MICHAEL MARTCHENKO est né à Carcassonne, en France. Il s'installe au Canada avec sa famille alors qu'il a 7 ans. En 1966, il décroche son diplôme du Collège des arts de l'Ontario et devient bientôt directeur d'une agence publicitaire. C'est lors d'une exposition d'art graphique que Robert Munsch découvre le travail de Michael Martchenko. Michael a reçu le prix Libris 2006, Illustrateur de l'année.


MICHAEL MARTCHENKO has illustrated dozens of books, and is most famous for his work with Robert Munsch, including Smelly Socks (Tes chaussettes sentent la mouffette!), Makeup Mess (Maquillage à gogo) and We Share Everything! (On partage tout!). He lives in Burlington, Ontario.


Michael Martchenko's profile page


  • Joint winner, The Years Best List, Resource Links
  • Short-listed, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

“Readers of all ages will delight in spotting favorite scenes and characters in this classic which is a must for every child’s first library.”

Mississauga News, 11/30/18

“Wonderful . . . Highly recommended.”

CM Reviews, 11/09/18

“This seasoned and beloved author and illustrator duo expertly and artfully make the connections between letters, words, and images for children in a manner that stimulates and captures their imagination and attention . . . Any and all of the 26 letters of the alphabet will invite and inspire questions, laughter, stories, and learning.”

ABQLA Bulletin, Quebec Library Association, 12/18

Other titles by Robert Munsch

Other titles by Michael Martchenko