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Makeup Mess

by Robert Munsch
illustrated by Michael Martchenko

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humorous stories, girls & women
list price: $15.99
also available: Paperback
published: 2001
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
  • Commended, Children's Choice, International Reading Association, Children's Book Council
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There's nothing more beautiful than a smart kid!

Julie wants to be BEEEEEEAUTIFUL! She's saved up all her money and robbed her little brother's piggy bank to buy some MMMMMAKEUP. Julie buys all kinds of makeup: red and purple stuff for her hair, green stuff for her cheeks, black stuff for her lips and yellow stuff for her eyes. When she looks in the mirror she thinks, "Oh! I am as pretty as a movie star." What she can't understand is why her parents don't seem to agree. Her mother screams, her father faints, and it isn't until Julie comes downstairs wearing her "regular face" that she learns she is beautiful with no makeup on at all.

Munsch's unique brand of humour will remind children that they are beautiful just the way they are, as they laugh throughout this hilarious new story.

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Contributor notes

Canada's popular storyteller Robert Munsch is the best-selling author of more than 30 books for children, including Love You Forever, Mmm, Cookies!, and most recently, Makeup Mess. Michael Martchenko has illustrated dozens of books, and is most famous for his work with Robert Munsch. Recent books for Scholastic include Alligator Baby, Up, Up, Down, and Makeup Mess.

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Editorial Review

"Makeup Mess will be a surefire hit with readers young and old. Another delight for Munsch fans?" (CM Magazine)

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About the Authors

Robert Munsch

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Michael Martchenko

Michael Martchenko is the award-winning illustrator of the Classic Munsch series and many other beloved children's books. He was born north of Paris, France, and moved to Canada when he was seven. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Patricia.

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