A new laugh-out-loud tale about the trials and tribulations of an oldest sibling!
Jamaal may be the oldest kid in his family, but he somehow got stuck with the smallest room. His parents agree that it isn’t fair, but that is just how it is. But Jamaal isn’t satisfied by the answer – if his parents aren’t going to fix the house, he will use creativity and his own resourcefulness to engineer the perfect space!
What will mom and dad say about his home renovation?
This brand-new Robert Munsch story has all of the classic Munsch elements — wit, whimsical illustrations, and — at its heart — an ordinary kid who does extraordinary things!
Robert Munsch wrote this story for Jamaal, a boy he met at the army base school at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, who was the oldest of his siblings and wanted his own big room too!
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.
DAVE WHAMOND a illustré la série Margot et My Think-a-ma-Jink, tous deux gagnants du prix Blue Spruce. Il a également signé les illustrations des livres de Robert Munsch Quelle tête!, C’est petit ici! et Je raffole de l’école!, et est l'auteur d'une bande dessinée intitulée Reality Check, qui paraît quotidiennement dans un certain nombre de journaux nord-américains. Dave habite à Calgary, en Alberta.
DAVE WHAMOND is the creator of Oddrey and My Think-a-ma-Jink, both winners of the Blue Spruce Award. He illustrated the Robert Munsch books Braids!, Think Big! and School Rules! He also has a syndicated cartoon strip called Reality Check, which appears daily in a number of North American newspapers. Dave lives in Calgary, Alberta.
Praise and accolades for Robert Munsch:
“Books by Robert Munsch are a staple of every child’s book collection and a favourite among parents and kids. They’re fun, frivolous and downright silly. And they just keep getting better.” — SavvyMom.ca
“Although his writing style is fun and exaggerated, Robert’s stories frequently have a deeper meaning and touches on some difficult parts of life . . . I think I love Robert Munsch more now as an adult than I did as a child.” — My Wee View
“From my experience, kids love Robert Munsch stories, and the collection of books in Mad About Munsch is no exception!” — Glimpse Reviews
“Laurel and Hardy, Holmes and Watson, peanut butter and jam — some things just go better together. Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko figured that out a number of years ago, and have been teaming up to produce silly, insanely popular books ever since.” — Quill & Quire
“[Munsch is] a kindergarten superstar he ranks up there with Pablum and Pampers in name recognition arguably the most published Canadian author ever, in any genre.” — The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Magazine
“Munsch’s parade of bright funny picture books has been a sales phenomenon in children's book publishing . . . And as Munsch books are requested by kids over and over every day in countless homes and schools, at story time and bedtime, the distinctive storyteller’s voice will undoubtedly continue to be echoed for years to come by parents, teachers, babysitters and whomever else young kids can get to read to them.” — The Chronicle Herald
“Arguably the most successful kid-lit writer in North America.” — Toronto Star
“More witty, creative and entertaining than most of what passes for adult literature.“ — The Globe and Mail
“Munsch is now as important to a whole generation of children as any television character.”— Quill & Quire
Other titles by Robert Munsch
Purple, Green and Yellow Early Reader
Moira's Birthday Early Reader
Something Good Early Reader
5 Tremendously Silly Munsch Stories 5c signed carton
Get Out of Bed! (Revised edition)
5 Tremendously Silly Munsch Stories
Munsch-a-thon (Combined volume)
A Robert Munsch Collection