Stephanie's Ponytail

Written by Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko

None of the kids in her class wear a ponytail, so Stephanie decides she must have one. The loud, unanimous comment from her classmates is: “Ugly, ugly, very ugly.” Steadfast, when all the girls have copied her ponytail, she resolves to try a new style. With true Munsch flair, each of Stephanie’s ponytails is more outrageous than the last, while the cast of copycats grows and grows.

 

The Fire Station

Written by Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko

This story starts out with a familiar premise: Michael and Sheila visit a fire station. But then the Munsch flair for imaginative insight and humor take over. While the two kids are exploring a fire truck, an alarm goes off—and away go Michael and Sheila to the rescue!

 

I Have to Go!

Written by Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Andrew's mother and father always ask very clearly if Andrew needs to go pee, and his answer is always, "No, no, no, no." Unfortunately, that answer never seems to last long!

 

Moira's Birthday

Written by Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Moira wants to invite all the children in her school to her sixth birthday party, but her parents have limited the number of guests to six! The ludicrous idea becomes reality when hundreds of boys and girls show up at the party. The children's excitement and enjoyment increase, as does the parents' dismay. Finally, Moira has a great idea - every kid who helps tidy the mess gets a present. In five minutes, the job is done and the exhausted parents watch hundreds of children file out of the house. But the peace is short lived. As the last child leaves, two trucks arrive with 190 pizzas and 190 birthday cakes...

 

Thomas' Snowsuit

Written by Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Thomas won't wear his snowsuit - and no one can make him. Not his mom, not his teacher, not his principal. A charming story about the lengths kids will go to make sure they don't have to do something they don't want to do.