Annick Classics: Munsch Treasury 4

 
 

Murmel, Murmel, Murmel

Written by Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko

 “Murmel, murmel, murmel,” is all Robin hears coming from a hole in her sandbox. When she reaches down and out pops a baby, she finds herself in a real fix: who will take care of it? Robin’s too little! Off she goes, searching her neighbourhood for someone who needs a baby. The woman with seventeen cats doesn’t want the baby. Nor does the grumpy man by the bus stop. It looks as though all hope is lost, until a friendly truck driver passes by. He offers to trade his truck for the baby—an exchange Robin can’t refuse

 

Jonathan Cleaned Up

Written by Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Jonathan's really, really trying to keep his apartment clean – but how can he keep on top of the mess when a subway unexpectedly stops in and lets out thousands of people? It's up to Jonathan to figure out how to solve this strange and mysterious problem. 

 

The Boy in the Drawer

Written by Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko

When Shelley doesn't do her chores, a boy appears in her drawer. The more she avoids responsibility, the bigger he gets. She needs to figure out how to get rid of him - and fast.

 

Millicent and the Wind

Written by Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Millicent lives a three-day walk from any other children, so she has no friends. But one day, the wind whispers her name, and Millicent discovers how much fun a friend can be.

 

From Far Away

Written by Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko

When Saoussan was 5 years old, her family came to Canada from Lebanon. She didn't know English or Canadian customs and traditions. She became a great speller and reader and wrote a letter to Robert Munsch about her experiences being new to Canada. He wrote back and these letters inspired this book.