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50 Below Zero (Munsch for Kids) [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Robert Munsch , Michael Martchenko
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Sep 2001 Munsch for Kids
Jason's dad tends to walk in his sleep and ends up in the most unlikely places. On one especially cold night it falls to Jason to find his father and keep him safe. About the Classic Munsch series: Robert Munsch's award-winning books have become a staple on the bookshelves of families worldwide. His stories reflect the joys and challenges of everyday living, offering zany, yet utterly normal, experiences of family life. Munsch has sold over 40 million books in 20 countries and many languages, including French, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese. Beginning with "Mud Puddle" in 1979, Munsch continued captivating children and adults with stories like "Thomas's Snowsuit," "David's Father," "I Have to Go!," and the classic "Love You Forever."
--This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Annick Press; New e. edition (Sep 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 092023691X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0920236918
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 20.3 x 0.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 282,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Source of the story:
I was visiting Watson Lake, Yukon Teritory, Canada. I told stories in the school just after recess. It was -30 and lots of the kids came in with bleeding frostbite on their cheeks. I figured they would like a story about being cold, so I made up 50 BELOW ZERO.

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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!"). Michael Martchenko has illustrated over 30 books for children and has exhibited his work throughout North America. He has won numerous awards for design and illustration. He lives with his wife, Patricia, in Toronto. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars To get young readers on the way... 31 July 2014
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A good book for developing confidence and fluency in early readers. The narrative holds enough interest for the young reader. Unlikely to be a favourite. American English.
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  23 reviews
43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars funny,easy to read by both kids and parents,great humor 16 Jun 1997
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Robert Munsch is a funny author with an easy style for the kids to master. If they learn to read one book they can read them all. Parents and teachers won't mind re-reading it over and over again.The illustrations are great, and the humor is funny.This author goes crazy with a sleepwalking dad. Great for teaching prediction,and easy to read to a class. The words are on one page and the illustrations are on the back so you don't have to read sideways(an important detail for tired teachers).He has over twenty books for sale and each one is better than the last.Check his picture on the back cover.He's a wild and crazy guy!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 50 below zero 13 May 2002
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
I read Robert Munsch's book 50 below zero. What did I think of it? Well I thought it was great! When [my reading buddy] and I read them 50 Below Zero, they loved it! They'd say stuff like..."That book was funny, good, and exciting!" [My reading buddy] and I also thought that the book was great too.
If I recommanded this book I'd recommand it to parents who sleep walk because the whole story's mainly about the boy getting his father back to bed, because he sleep walks.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Childhood Memory 26 Oct 2005
By A Westerner - Published on Amazon.com
I had recently read this book because of a Creative Writing assignment. The reason I chose this book is because reading it took me way back to when my mind was early in the stage of the exploration of literature. I owned this book as a child, and reading it gave me another small perspective on how our own life and time itself progresses.

Robert Munsch uses humour in alot of his books and this is another one of those cases. For example, at the end of this book, the child's father is suspended in the middle of the kitchen by his toe with a long rope.

Munsch also uses a form of anticipation to ensure that the child >wants< to turn to the next page. For example, most of the pages in this book have sentences that end like: "He looked in the kitchen, it was empty. He looked in the bathroom, it was empty. He looked in the garage and..."

Not only can I look at this book from the perspective of just an ordinary reader, but also as a child; the intended audience of this book. Because of this, I can say the Robert Munsch did a wonderful job of creating literature that will intrigue children for many future generations
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't go wrong with Munsch! 19 Oct 2010
By PuroShaggy - Published on Amazon.com
Robert Munsch has proven to be one of the most consistent and rewarding childrens authors currently writing today. Since his debut in the late '70s, Munsch has entertained and amused children and adults alike, and "50 Below Zero" ranks as one of his more entertaining and original works.
Jason wakes up one night and discovers that his father is sleepwalking. He ignores this problem the first several times it happens, but when he wakes up and discovers that his father has sleepwalked out the front door, into the freezing night, Jason has no choice but to severely bundle up (think of the little boy from "A Christmas Story" and you can imagine how many layers Jason piles on) and rescue his father from becoming an ice cube. Once his father is dragged home and thawed out, Jason attempts to solve the sleepwalking problem by tying his father to the bed post. This, of course, leads to another funny situation, with the book ending in a humorous and slightly unresolved manner.
As always, the language is perfect for kids- simple without being unintelligent. The illustrations are colorful, detailed, and move the story along in an interesting fashion. The language is slightly repetitive, helping early readers with their reading skills and also providing a humorous element through the use of repetition.
Again, with regards to originality and humor, few authors match the brilliance of Robert Munsch, and "50 Below Zero" is an excellent example of his talent.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 50 Bellow Zero 13 May 2002
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I liked the book 50 Bellow Zero. It is a very funny book.I liked when the kid started sleeping on top of the refrigerator.It was also funny when the dad was sleeping out side. I studied this book for seven months. After we studied the book we did a play on it.I would recomend this book to a little kid.
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