Mortimer Paperback – May 1 1985
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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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In my home I own almost every one of Robert Munsch’s first publishing's. This is because his books were humorous and relative to myself. I consider Mortimer one of my favorites because I looked for attention and never wanted to go to sleep as a child as well, so I comprehend to the plot. My mom singing the song to me is another cheerful recollection of my childhood. His books are compiled with such ingenuity that disregarding them is a difficult task for almost anyone.Read more ›
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.
The boys are so wound up after reading this book, they won't go to sleep. So Mortimer has to be read early in their story-time hour.
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.....
My kids love this book!!! You read it at a normal voice and then you get LOUD and they just GO CRAZY! hahaha. I wouldn't really recommend this book for a bed time book since it got my kids riled up... But it's a great book for having a reading afternoon with your kids.
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the board book is a nice size with wonderful colour I bought this to read to my son at night I can still hear my moms voice reading it to me as a kid WHAP WHAP WHAP WHAP WHAPPublished 1 month ago by Kelly G
Wonderful book, many fun memories reading this with my kids.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
A classic! After being read this so many times as a child myself, I am excited to read this to my own son. Every time I start with the "Clang, clang, rattle bing bang... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer