Moira's Birthday by Robert Munsch
  

Synopsis

Moira's Birthday by Robert Munsch

Moira wants to invite all the children in her school to her sixth birthday party (typical six-year-old), but her parents have limited the number of guests to six (typical parents!). The ludicrous idea becomes reality when hundreds of boys and girls show up at the party. The children's excitement and enjoyment increase, as does the parents' dismay. Finally, Moira has a great idea - every kid who helps tidy the mess they have created gets a present. In five minutes, the job is done and the exhausted parents watch hundreds of children file out of the house. But the peace is short lived. As the last child leaves, two trucks arrive with 190 pizzas and 190 birthday cakes...

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(starred review) Robert Munsch has done it again--with a simple story full of exaggeration and repetition sure to delight many youngsters. The action centres on Moira's sixth birthday party. he wants to invite all the children in her school to her party (typical six-year-old), but her parents have limited the number of guests to six (typical parents!). The ludicrous possibility becomes reality when hundreds of boys and girls show up at the party. The children's excitement and enjoyment increase, as does the parents

--every kid who helps tidy the mess they have created gets a present. In five minutes, the job is done and the exhausted parents watch hundreds of children file out of the house. But the peace is short lived. As the last child leaves, two trucks arrive with 190 pizzas and 190 birthday cakes, the rest of the order that was placed at the hectic height of the party. The reader can just about turn back to the beginning for the solution to that one!--Patricia Fry Canadian Materials (05/01/1998)

About the Author

Robert Munsch is the author of more than 25 books for children including the bestselling The Paper Bag Princess and Love You Forever. He studied to be a Jesuit priest before marrying and deciding to work with children instead. He taught in a variety of nursery schools and day-care centres while he earned an MA in Early Childhood Education.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
24 pages
Interest Age: 5+

Author

Robert Munsch
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Publication date

13th July 2001

ISBN

9780920303832


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