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Thomas' Snowsuit

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Thomas refuses to wear his new snowsuit despite the pleas of his mother, his teacher, and even his principal.
Paperback, 24 pages
Published June 1st 1985 by Annick Press (first published 1985)
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Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this Munsch classic, Thomas is presented with a new, brown snowsuit by his ambitious mother. However, young Thomas has no interest in wearing it, no matter how persuasive she can be. After an exhausting wrestling match to get Thomas into his snowsuit, his mother sends him off to school. While there, the recess bell summons the children outside, but Thomas will not wear his snowsuit. He teacher enters quite the standoff, which eventually includes the principal. By the time Thomas has his snows ...more
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I read this book as a child and thought it was hilarious. I just read a few of the other reviews of this book, and come on people! The ladies who rated this a 1 star because the child changes clothes with everyone and it looks unseemly to see the adults in their underwear....Lighten up!! Plus, have you ever tried to put clothes on a child who doesn't want to wear them? Get a sense of humor! This book is funny!! Your kids will think it is funny too! (and if you feel the need to sensor this book b ...more
Chantal ❤️
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it

It's completely ridiculous and far fetched but kids like this type of story IMO.
Eva Leger
Sep 03, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: julias-books
I grabbed this off of the put back cart at the library the other day because I recognized the name of the author from Love You Forever. I have issues with that book so I wanted to see if this was along the same lines or not.
I've come to the conclusion that Munsch is/was a strange, strange man. I was somewhat startled when I got to the page with the teacher and child in their under clothes with the principal sticking his head in the door as if catching something in the act.
I've never considered m
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: baby-shelf
Note: this is not my review but the review of my daughter who can't have her own goodreads but does love herself a book! Therefore I will be writing them for her. She is currently 6 months old.

We found this an excellent and funny story and enjoy listening to it over and over.
Feb 17, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
One of our library patrons has asked me if I've read this book about five times now because she thinks it's pretty much the most hilarious book in the world. So I finally grabbed a copy off the shelf today and read it just so I can finally tell her yes next time I see her. And. Um. Okay, so, it's definitely less disturbing to me than Munsch's Love You Forever (I HATE THAT BOOK!!!), but not by all that much. It IS funnier, just...still in a sort of creepy way. Also, I don't like how NNNNNNO is sp ...more
Lara Vickers
Oct 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: author-study
I read this book for our author study of Robert Munsch. This title is classic Munsch in that the children are more competent than the adults and craziness ensues! This one is easy for kids to relate to. Young children preK-2 can probably think of a time their parents made them wear something they didn't like and will also enjoy how Thomas shows the adults in the end, how easy it is to get him to wear the snowsuit.

The illustrations make the text come alive. Without the visuals to accompany the te
Kat Evans
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Kat by: was mentioned in a facebook group.
It's absurd. I would not even read it to my kids. I read everything before they do to be sure it meets my standards and frankly, its far to out there for them. They would have a problem with people "picking up a kid and a snowsuit to stick them together" and then them having a huge fight that ends up with everyone in the wrong clothing. I'm afraid I also found it inappropriate that the teacher and the child were in their underwear together and the principal had no qualms about it. That tells kid ...more
Feb 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Munsch writes some really funny books. In this one, Thomas won't put on his snowsuit. It's UGLY, and he has no qualms about saying so whenever the grown-ups try to make him wear it. In the ensuing fights, his teacher ends up in his snowsuit, his principal and teacher end up swapping clothes by accident, everybody ends up in their underwear, and Thomas puts on his snowsuit when he decides it's important to go out in the snow.

Bunch of silly nonsense, no moral whatsoever. That's refreshing, isn't i
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picturebooks
Thomas' mother got him a new snowsuit. However, he HATES it. He REFUSES to wear it. So his mother has trouble getting him into it the next day but manages to do so. When Thomas gets to school and it is time for recess he refuses to put the snowsuit on. Highjinks ensue and Thomas and the Teacher end up wearing each other's clothing. The Principal hears the commotion and comes into the class to try and force Thomas into his snowsuit. The principal and teacher end up switching clothes and Thomas is ...more
Taylor Shannon
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book is about a boy named Thomas. In the story, he refuses to put on a snowsuit that his mother bought him. At school, the teacher still could not get Thomas to put on the snowsuit. Thomas and his teacher bickered about this dilemma until Thomas ended up in his teacher's dress, and the teacher ended up in Thomas' snowsuit! When the principle walks in, the teacher and the principle mix up their clothes. The principle ended up quitting his job and moved to a place with no snow.

This was a funn
Onnalee Lach
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Thomas does not want to wear his new brown snowsuit. His mom, teacher, and principal all try to make him wear it. The only one who's successful is his mom. His teacher and principal end up in someone else's clothes when they try. In the end, Thomas only wears his snowsuit because he wants to go outside, and not because he was forced to.

I gave this book four stars because it has some very familiar and humorous characters. We have Thomas, a stubborn child, who will only do things because he decid
Jan 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Thomas refuses to wear his new snowsuit despite the pleas of his mother, his teacher, and even his principal. And through repeated efforts, just about everyone ends up in Thomas' snowsuit!

Should I make a bookshelf entitled "Silly" and slap this book up there? Even the kids thought it was silly. But it was fun and the kids always love to hear about someone in their *underclothes*. Third grade reading level but better suited for 1st and 2nd. Third graders (and some sharp second graders) were left
Holly Letson
I listened to this on Spotify - read by the author.
I find that this author is hilarious to listen to.
He keeps you laughing the entire time.
Jul 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Liked the story, ending was okay, didn't care for the illustrations.
Occhi Aperti
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I used to read this to each of my kids, we would have a good chuckle. Then in the winter we would have the fun of getting them into their snowsuits!
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the illustrations and the writing and plot. So cute and hilarious.
Bree Marks
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fun and silly story that can get a giggle and then a laugh while sitting down for a story time . Love it!
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was an ok book. Nothing too spectacular but it made my 3 kids laugh.
Lynn  Davidson
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Thomas refuses to wear his snowsuit without a big fight - with hilarious results.
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: school
The kids all loved this book. They begged for me to read it again! It is a funny story about having the right motivation to do what you should.
Scout Collins
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Je l'ai lu avec mon cousin; nous avons ri beaucoup!!
C'est un bon livre pour apprendre le Français, et Robert Munsch est un écrivain créatif.
Donna Mork
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Little kid thinks his snowsuit is ugly and won't wear it. Fights break out. Teachers end up wearing each others outfits. The principal quits and moves to Arizona.
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can see how this would be a very funny story for a child.
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was really funny at the school when everyone was changing into each other's clothes.
La Coccinelle
Oct 08, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
I'm a fan of Robert Munsch's books, and I have been since I was little. I giggled through The Paper Bag Princess, sang along with Mortimer, and even had a French edition of Murmel, Murmel, Murmel (which, apparently, does not translate very well). I can't recall reading Thomas' Snowsuit back then. If I had, I'm not sure what sort of reaction I would have had... but as an adult reading it in 2014, I'm not that impressed. In fact, it left me a little uneasy.

The premise of a willful child is fine...
Jessica Sommers
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: rdng-350
This story is about a little boy named Thomas and him refusing to put on a snowsuit his mother got for him. When Thomas got to school, his teacher ran into the same issue with trying to get him to put the snowsuit on for recess. The teacher and Thomas got into a fight about it and while the argument was going on the teacher ended up in the snowsuit and he ended up in her dress. The principle ends up walking in on them and the teacher and principle eventually end up switching clothes too! The boo ...more
Jun 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: moira-recommends
Thomas hates his snowsuit and resists putting it on when adults try to force him. Moira loves it because she gets to help read it, saying "Nnnnnnnno!" at the right times. I cannot recommend books by Robert Munsch enough. His stories are always fun and silly. He also does a good job of commiserating with kids about the silly things that adults do, like trying to force someone to put on clothing they hate rather then just wait until they are ready. He's a Canadian childhood institution who isn't w ...more
Teddie Trombley
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is about a little boy named Thomas and one winter day his mom comes home from shopping with the ugliest snowsuit that Thomas has ever seen in his life and he thinks his mom is crazy for thinking that he would ever wear that. The next day when it is time for Thomas to get dressed for school Thomas’s mom tells him to put on his snowsuit but Thomas says no. Then his mom chases Thomas around the whole house creating a giant mess all throughout the house but she finally gets the snowsuit on ...more
I know there are a lot of haters out there when it comes to the book Love You Forever... but I LOVE that book! I have no problems with the mom who watches her baby sleep perhaps it is because I am a creeper mom too but at least my kid will know I love her and there are for sure worse ways to screw them up than making sure they know you will love them forever and like them for always... moving off that tangent. I saw that this was the same author so I gave it a shot. I always walk a fine line in ...more
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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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