Favourite Robert Munsch books? - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      Kindergarten

Favourite Robert Munsch books?

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
KTeacher09's Avatar
KTeacher09 KTeacher09 is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 231
Full Member

KTeacher09
 
KTeacher09's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 231
Full Member
Favourite Robert Munsch books?
Old 04-21-2011, 02:50 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

Hi all,

I've recently discovered Robert Munsch and would like to buy more of his books. I was hoping some of you might share your favourite book and why (ie. what you use it to teach, or just because you love it for whatever reason...)

I have Love You Forever and Andrew's Loose Tooth I know there are so many more!


KTeacher09 is offline   Reply With Quote

CageyBee's Avatar
CageyBee CageyBee is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,300
Senior Member

CageyBee
 
CageyBee's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,300
Senior Member

Old 04-21-2011, 03:14 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

Thomas' Snowsuit and Stephanie's Ponytail are two of my favorites! He is a fascinating author who has a fascinating background. Go to his site to see what I mean. You can also listen to some of the books there, too.
http://robertmunsch.com/
CageyBee is offline   Reply With Quote
KTeacher09's Avatar
KTeacher09 KTeacher09 is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 231
Full Member

KTeacher09
 
KTeacher09's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 231
Full Member
Thanks for the link to his site...
Old 04-21-2011, 03:41 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

He certainly has a different background! Not one I would've guessed! Imagine if he just turned up in your classroom! haha!

Thanks for letting me know your favourite books... off to check them out!
KTeacher09 is offline   Reply With Quote
kinder4life kinder4life is offline
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 141
Full Member

kinder4life
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 141
Full Member
Favorite Books...
Old 04-21-2011, 04:28 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

The two CageyBee mentioned are two of my favorites as well. I also love We Share Everything. I use that one at the beginning of the year. After reading it, we talk about things that we can and cannot share at school. We make a chart so that we can go back and refer to it later!!!
kinder4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Suezie's Avatar
Suezie Suezie is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,938
Senior Member

Suezie
 
Suezie's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,938
Senior Member

Old 04-21-2011, 05:07 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

Love them all. In 2006, one of my students won a contest and Robert Munsch visited with the family. It was quite exciting.


Suezie is offline   Reply With Quote
PoohBear's Avatar
PoohBear PoohBear is offline
 
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 9,030
Senior Member

PoohBear
 
PoohBear's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 9,030
Senior Member

Old 04-21-2011, 05:47 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

My favorites are Something Good and Purple, Yellow and Green.
PoohBear is offline   Reply With Quote
oeoeo oeoeo is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 222
Full Member

oeoeo
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 222
Full Member

Old 04-21-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #7

Many of my faves have been listed but I just had to add Mortimer and Alligator Baby. Oh, and the Sand Castle Contest. And... give me a sec I'll probably remember another one...
oeoeo is offline   Reply With Quote
luv2chat's Avatar
luv2chat luv2chat is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,097
Senior Member

luv2chat
 
luv2chat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,097
Senior Member

Old 04-21-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #8

I love Robert Munsch. His books are always a joy to read and great for lots of different activities. One of my all time favorites has to be The Paper Bag Princess. It is great for talking about characters. We always make Elizabeth. Just add a head (with a crown of course), arms and legs to a paper bag. They are super cute. You can listen to most of his stories on his site so they are great for your listening center. You can download them and put them on mp3 players if you have them.
luv2chat is offline   Reply With Quote
Alicia G's Avatar
Alicia G Alicia G is offline
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,163
Senior Member

Alicia G
 
Alicia G's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,163
Senior Member

Old 04-21-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #9

Being a mom of a Stephanie, I love Stephanie's ponytail. At least once a week I hear one of my dc say, "Ugly, ugly, very ugly." Ha ha. And my Stephanie is JUST like the one in the book.

I love Good Families Don't. But, it won't fly in many classrooms. It's a home favorite.

Ha ha.
Alicia G is offline   Reply With Quote
KTeacher09's Avatar
KTeacher09 KTeacher09 is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 231
Full Member

KTeacher09
 
KTeacher09's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 231
Full Member
Haaahhaaahhaaa
Old 04-21-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #10

teeheehee!

I just listened to 'Good Families Don't...' You are right, Alicia G... not for school (especially in a class who keeps saying 'those words that noone is allowed to say in Kindergarten' .... even though they are not really THAT rude... like bum, and poo and fart!).

hehe! Very funny.

I think I might spend some of my day today listening to some of the books and then order some. I didn't realise he had so many! Amazing! And they all have such a story behind them!


KTeacher09 is offline   Reply With Quote
tchrtonya's Avatar
tchrtonya tchrtonya is offline
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 628
Senior Member

tchrtonya
 
tchrtonya's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 628
Senior Member
By far
Old 04-21-2011, 06:59 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #11

By far my favorite is Stephanie's Ponytail. I use it as a lesson on why you need to think for your self and not copy what your friends do. The kids LOVE it. I read it to all the classes grade 1-5 and they all appreciated the message.

I like Stinky Socks too.
tchrtonya is offline   Reply With Quote
NoMorePencils's Avatar
NoMorePencils NoMorePencils is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,952
Senior Member

NoMorePencils
 
NoMorePencils's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,952
Senior Member

Old 04-21-2011, 07:11 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #12

My most absolute favorites are: Mortimer (which could have been written about my DS) and Moira's Birthday. My own children and my school children LOVE Robert Munsch!
NoMorePencils is offline   Reply With Quote
jacque/Wa/K-1's Avatar
jacque/Wa/K-1 jacque/Wa/K-1 is offline
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,292
Senior Member

jacque/Wa/K-1
 
jacque/Wa/K-1's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,292
Senior Member

Old 04-21-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #13

You MUST get Purple, Green and Yellow (may not be the exact title)...this is my very favorite because I do it early in the year before I ever let them use permanent markers and then all year long I refer to them as "super-indelible-never-come-off-until-you're-dead-or-maybe-even-later" markers. I even say this to our 3rd grade buddie class and they remember it and laugh.

I also like "Mud Puddle", "Show 'n Tell", Andrew's Loose Tooth...

Love all his books and so do my kinders!
jacque/Wa/K-1 is offline   Reply With Quote
kgardengal kgardengal is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 306
Full Member

kgardengal
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 306
Full Member
I love them all!
Old 04-24-2011, 08:39 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #14

Because he travels so much and tries his stories out with his audience before he publishes, Munsch guarantees that children will love his books. The fact that the audience can participate, makes them all award winners.
I love Purple, Green and Yellow, Something Good, David's Father, Mud Puddle and especially A Promise is a Promise which he co-wrote with Michael Kusagak when he went on a tour up to Northern Canada. It's a great story featuring the Inuit (Eskimo) and explains why children should not go down to the sea ice alone.
kgardengal is offline   Reply With Quote
rlygr8's Avatar
rlygr8 rlygr8 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 224
Full Member

rlygr8
 
rlygr8's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 224
Full Member
Tumblebooks
Old 04-24-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #15

If your kids have access to Tumblebooks, you can actually hear him reading the books. My kids beg for 50 Below on Tumblebooks (I think that is the title - it pops up first so I don't even pay attention anymore.)
rlygr8 is offline   Reply With Quote
MalibuBarbie's Avatar
MalibuBarbie MalibuBarbie is offline
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,319
Senior Member

MalibuBarbie
 
MalibuBarbie's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,319
Senior Member
LOVE Munsch!
Old 04-25-2011, 04:30 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #16

All of my favorites were listed I think. I was sold on Munsch with Purple Green and Yellow many years ago.

Oh! I don't think Pigs was listed or Wait and See.

Wait and See and Moira's Birthday are both about birthdays. I read one or the other (I let the birthday kid choose) on each child's birthday and change the name in the book to theirs.

I don't think We Share Everything was mentioned yet either! Another GREAT one for the beginning of the year in Kindergarten.

Word of caution when ordering from Amazon: beware of Annikins books. These are very small versions of the book. Otherwise, I got most of my Munsch books from Amazon for EXCELLENT prices. Scholastic offers them from time to time, too.

http://www.amazon.com/Murmel-Annikin...777666&sr=1-17

MalibuBarbie is offline   Reply With Quote
merickson97's Avatar
merickson97 merickson97 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 155
Full Member

merickson97
 
merickson97's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 155
Full Member

Old 04-25-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #17

Love all of his books and so do my kids! If you get the chance get his books on tape because he reads them and makes them even more hysterical!
merickson97 is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
Kindergarten
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:32 PM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net