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Robin discovers a baby in her backyard sandbox (it can only say "Murmel, murmel...") and sets out on a series of hilarious adventures, trying to find it a home.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 1st 1982 by Annick Press
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DelAnne Frazee
Title: Murmel, Murmel, Murmel Board Book
Author: Robert Munsch
Illustrator: Michael Martchenko
Publisher: Annick Press Ltd
Published: 8-19-2014
ISBN: 9781554516568
E-Book ASIN: B00BT3U4E4
Pages: 32
Genre: Children's Fiction
Overall Rating:
Reviewed For: NetGalley
Reviewer: DelAnne


Five year old Robin finds a baby in her sandbox one day and decides that she will find it a home. When I chose this book for review from NetGalley I thought it sounded adorable and it is funny and kind of quirky. It is t
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Mary Brown
Murmel, Murmel Murmel by Robert Munsch is a children’s book about a little girl who finds a baby in a sandbox and must look for someone who wants a baby. She asks people that she sees on the street, an old woman, a lady in fancy clothes, a man at a bus stop, but no one she asks wants the baby. Then a man drives up in a truck and says he wants the baby and the little girl can have his truck.

This is a quirky silly book that young children will enjoy. The adult might be a little concerned about wh
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Amberly
My favorite part of this whole book is the very last illustration with the girl in the truck.
Mary Prado
Murmel, Murmel, Murmel

Written by Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Robin finds a little baby down in a hole in her sandbox. She tries to find a home for the baby taking it from stranger to stranger. This in itself is a bit disturbing. I was disappointed by this book and the story line. I love Robert Munsch but really felt this book fell short.
Nora
A cute story where a little girl digs a baby up out of the sandbox & tries to find it a family.
Emily
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David
Murmel, Murmel, Murmel by Robert N. Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko, is a hilarious story about a girl, Robin, who finds a baby in a sandbox. After a series of attempts ro find the baby a home, Robin finally succeeds, & receives a special present.

Great illustrations carry this story along. The conclusion reminds me a bit of Fire Station. This can be a good read-aloud.

For ages 4 to 7, humor and baby themes, and fans of Robert N. Munsch & Michael Martchenko..
Shannon
I chose this for my 3-5 year old creative drama class. I chose this because I adore The Paper Bag Princess and was looking for another interesting female protagonist, Robin is a pretty interesting character. Love the cadence of this book and the premise is fancicul and sweet. The girls chose their own character and then had one line concerning why they could not care for a baby. Perfect to revisit in the cirriculum later!
Nathan
I've been going back and forth on this rating from 2 stars to 3. In the end I've decided on 2 stars, because this just doesn't live up to the better Munsch books, in my opinion. I like the idea, but I think there was something missing. It was certainly a little silly, and the ending even made me laugh a bit. The illustrations are up to par too. I can't put my finger on what I felt was missing.
Bree
Notes:
girl finds a baby in a hole and tries to give it away
ending is funny but not really a great book
Kate
Jan 16, 2014 Kate marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
Recommended by Teacher Tom
Edwina Hall Callan
Not surprised to see this on the banned books list.
Creepy little story about a 5 year old girl who finds a baby buried in her sandbox and then walks all over town with the baby trying to give it away to complete strangers. *shudders*
Not something I would have read to my children when they were small.
Kirstin Kemppainen
This is a story about a young girl who finds a baby in her sandbox! All the baby says is "murmel, murmel, murmel". After many attempts to get rid of the baby she finally comes across a truck driver who says he needs the baby! And trades the baby for a truck! Very amusing cute book :)
C-chan
This is among my favourite of Robert Munsch's books!

I love the baby, I love the use of seventeen (why seventeen, I don't know, but the repetition is great).

Also, I love that the baby says yes. It's kind of a deus ex machina but it's so perfect and I love it.
Kate
Classic Munsch but not the best of his classics. A hilarious read-aloud for storytime. The words/picture ratio is high though so this book would not be appropriate for children who are too young (more elementary school than preschool).
Ryan
I've started reading books to my son (he's due to be born in around six weeks). What better way to start than with a classic? If I'm planning on reading more Munsch, though, I need to work more on my voices.
Shannon
My class did a unit on readers' theatre once, and one group did the book "Murmel, Murmel, Murmel". They did such a great job, and the end makes this such a great story.
TheMcafeeKids
I like this book because the baby says murmel murmel murmel and comes out of the sandbox. The man had the baby and he gave her his truck. - C, age 4
Cindy Torres
a cute story about a girl who finds a baby in the sand box and go through alot of adventures together.

a very silly read.
Karin
We still wander around the house saying murmel murmel murmel. So I guess you could say that this one sticks with you.
Barb
if you have not read these to your children or to yourself, you are missing out on childrens literature at its finest
Sara Ansted
Um... a lot more random than I expected. Like in a weird way. I kinda still liked it, and kinda was like "Dude, what??"
Gillian
I really loved this one. It is a little odd but wonderful - the ending is the best!
Amanda Pfeifer
This is my son's favortie book right now! He can tell the story himself!
Alicia
Ha, love this one. Great commentary and such a cute ending.
Tara Hailer
My favorite Munsch book. I needed a baby too. :o)
Nadine
This is one of my very favorite Robert Munsch books!
Marlee
Very sweet, and very funny! Great book.
Heather
32 months - silly as Munsch always is.
Stacy Vance
Funny story. My students loved it.
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Robert Munsch was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Fordham University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and from Boston University in 1971 with a Master of Arts degree in anthropology.

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
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