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Mud Puddle

by Robert Munsch
illustrated by Sami Suomalainen

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beginner, humorous stories
list price: $16.95
published: 1996
publisher: Annick Press
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
4 to 7
p to 2
Reading age:
4 to 7
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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!


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Contributor notes

Robert Munsch is the author of more than 25 books for children including The Paper Bag Princes and Stephanie's Ponytail. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied to be a Jesuit priest before deciding to work with children instead. He taught in a variety of nursery schools and daycare centers while he earned an MA in Early Childhood Education. In 1975, Munsch and his wife, Ann, moved to Guelph, Ontario. The Munschs have three children: Julie, Andrew, and Tyya (see them all in Something Good!).


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Editorial Review

This edition marks the third set of illustrations published with the text of Robert Munsch's story Mud Puddle (the previous editions are from 1979 and 1995)... The illustrations in this new edition are modern and clear... sure to be popular with fans of Robert Munsch.

— ABQLA -L'Association des bibliothecaires du Quebec
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Sami Suomalainen

Sami Suomalainen has illustrated many children’s books, including the first two books by Robert Munsch, Mud Puddle (1995) and The Dark (1997), as well as several adult and educational books. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two cats.

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