Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Review - Moira's Birthday

Moira's Birthday
by Robert Munsch
illustrated by Michael Martchenko
Date: 1987
Publisher: Annick Press
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: library

Moira invites grades 1 to 6 to her party. But her parents don’t know—until...

(synopsis from Goodreads)

Who needs social media for a guest list to get out of control? Moira's parents told her she could only invite six kids. But then all the kids that weren't invited asked her to invite them, too, and before she knows it, she's invited all the kids from grades 1 to 6... aaaaand kindergarten.

The repetition and fun pictures are par for the course with this picture-book duo. I especially liked Moira's solutions to her birthday excess, though; they show some nice problem-solving skills.

Overall, this is another strong Munsch picture book, great for your collection.

Quotable moment:

The father and mother opened the door and saw grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, grade 6, aaaaand kindergarten. The kids ran in right over the father and mother.

Premise: 4/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 4/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall: 4 out of 5

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