Whenever Jule Ann goes outside, a Mud Puddle jumps on her and gets her muddy all over. But she defeats it with cheerful ingenuity and two bars of smelly yellow soap. As in all Munsch stories, kids are the heroes!
This has always been one of my favourite Robert Munsch books. It's so fun to read this one aloud, especially with a group of children. They love shouting the "Hey Mud Puddle!" part. But I must say, I'm partial to the original version with illustrations by the immensely talented Sami Suomalainen (if you don't know Suomalainen's work, I cannot recommend his illustrations in Curtis Parkinson's Mr. Reez's Sneezes highly enough!). This newly illustrated version...more
The predictability (think the popular PETE THE CAT series)within the pacing of the story would make for a nice read-aloud here.
Pair this one up with Stephen Gammell's MUDKIN.
This story is good, but I wasn't as impressed with it as other Munsch books. I seem to remember not enjoying this book as a kid either, actually. I've always been really against getting dirty and sticky and maybe that's why I cringe when I re...more
Our girls liked watching the story on the Tumblebooks website. (www.tumblebooks.com) Robert N. Munsch is a talented storyteller and he's very entertaining when he narrates his own stories!
It's a fun, silly tale told with a comforting repetitiveness and wonderful attention to facial expressions. Julie Ann doesn't *try* to get dirty, she tries to stay clan but she is repeatedly ambushed by a mud puddle Her poor mother quickly...more
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What fun (and terror) for young readers! The fun is the unexpected and imaginative tale. The terror could be the attacking mud ball. Readers, young and old, must read this tall tale with silliness, joy, and determination. Problem can be solved, the solution might just take a try or two. This book would be excellent during storytime under variety of themes.
Reviewed from a NetGalley copy. Thank yo...more
He studied to become a Jesuit priest, but decided he would rather work with children after jobs at orphanages and daycare centers. In 1973, he received a Master of Education in Chil...more