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Mortimer [Paperback]

Robert Munsch , Michael Martchenko
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Feb. 1 1985 Classic Munsch

It's Mortimer's bedtime, but he would much rather sing his rowdy song. Mom, Dad and even the police can't get him to quiet down, until they become so distracted by each otherthat Mortimer drifts off to sleep.

About the Classic Munsch series:
Robert Munsch's award-winning books have become a staple on the bookshelves of families worldwide. His stories reflect the joys and challenges of everyday living, offering zany, yet utterly normal, experiences of family life. Munsch has sold over 40 million books in 20 countries and many languages, including French, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese. Beginning with Mud Puddle in 1979, Munsch continued captivating children and adults with stories like Thomas's Snowsuit, David's Father, I Have to Go!, and the classic Love You Forever.

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[Mortimer is the story] of a little boy who won't go to sleep at night and who drives his family crazy with his rowdiness ... [It] reads as though it was written by a parent driven frantic by one of the contemporary but compulsive stages of childrearing ... [It is] of tremendous appeal to kids and parents at the same stage. (Globe and Mail)

About the Author

Robert Munsch is the author of more than 25 books for children including The Paper Bag Princes and Stephanie's Ponytail. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied to be a Jesuit priest before deciding to work with children instead. He taught in a variety of nursery schools and daycare centers while he earned an MA in Early Childhood Education. In 1975, Munsch and his wife, Ann, moved to Guelph, Ontario. The Munschs have three children: Julie, Andrew, and Tyya (see them all in Something Good!).

Michael Martchenko has illustrated over 30 books for children and has exhibited his work throughout North America. He has won numerous awards for design and illustration. He lives with his wife, Patricia, in Toronto.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dramatize with your student musicians Jan. 26 2004
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What kid wouldn't love this book? In my music classroom, half of the kids play the stair climbing sound effects on the xylophones, while the others take on the roles of Mortimer, Mortimer's father, mother, brothers and sisters, and police. Lots of fun and I'll guarantee they'll understand the concepts of upward and downward melodic direction when you're done! Plan to laugh a lot!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOTS OF FUN!!! Dec 15 2009
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I loved this book when I was a child and now my 2 year old son wants me to read it every night before bed. He reads a long with me (as much as he can) 'Mortimer, be QUIET!'
This is a GREAT bedtime book that allows you to make up silly voices and even sing a song. What a great way to end your day and spend quality time with your kids. I recommend this book to children between the ages of 2-7.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A book review by a 9 year old girl. May 4 2000
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This book isn't the type of book where the beginning ties you into the story, but I CAN assure you that by the fourth page (last paragraph) you'll be chanting along with the toon of the song! (I was!) Well, I have my teacher to thank and you're probably wondering why right? Good question! I'm thanking her because she's the one who read it out loud to my whole class of 44 kids and I loved it. Just remember, Mortimer is a small, but strong, "Entertainer."
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love Mortimer! March 29 2014
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One of the joys of having children is that they demand a nighttime story (well, mine did). So when they fall in love with a book that also appeals to the parent having to read it, its a win-win in my opinion!

Mortimer (like most stories by Robert Munch) is cute and quirky and wonderfully illustrated. The best part is that you won't get bored reading it to your children over, and over, and over, and over.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it Feb. 24 2014
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I love that I could get the classic children's books all in one place and for an awesome price and free shipping!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A big favourite Sept. 10 2013
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This book is a classic and one of our absolute favourites! My son was obsessed with this book even from a super young age (4 months) because of the fun colours and illustrations. This is a book that every parent should read to their kids :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic May 10 2013
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Thirty years later this book still manages to enthrall another generation. Munsch lives on. The illustrations are great too and it is a popular book in the home to where it was sent!
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