Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Review - Classic Munsch Moods

Classic Munsch Moods (Classic Munsch Concept Series)
by Robert Munsch
illustrated by Michael Martchenko
Date: 2019
Publisher: Annick Press
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 34
Format: e-book
Source: NetGalley

All the feels, Classic Munsch-style

Your favorite Classic Munsch characters are back, here to help young Munsch fans understand and articulate their feelings. Elizabeth and other familiar friends are joined by new faces to demonstrate the wonderful range of emotions we can experience in a day. With three new illustrations by Michael Martchenko, Classic Munsch Moods is the latest in the Classic Munsch board book series designed to help toddlers grasp important primary concepts in fun Munsch style.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

I read another book from this series, Classic Munsch 123, earlier this year. This book uses the same premise (taking illustrations from classic Munsch/Martchenko favourites), but this time, instead of numbers, it deals with feelings.

Whether it's Elizabeth being "brave" as she stands up to the dragon, Mortimer's dad feeling "grumpy" as he tries to block out his son's exuberant noise, or Angela feeling "curious" as she steps into the airplane, each concept is clearly illustrated. The facial expressions on the characters make their feelings clear, which is helpful for kids who might be having trouble with recognizing some of these moods.

It's a simple concept and a simple book, but the pictures are fun to look at. Munsch/Martchenko fans will love trying to pick out which illustration is from which book, while those new to the author/illustrator duo's work can just enjoy the appealing artwork. This is definitely another winner in the series.

Thank you to NetGalley and Annick Press for providing a digital ARC.

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

Enjoyment: 5/5

Overall: 4.33 out of 5

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