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Purple, Green and Yellow (Classic Munsch) [Paperback]

By Robert N. Munsch & Helene Desputeaux (Illustrator)
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Item Specifications...

Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.7" Width: 7.8" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 1992
Publisher   Annick Press
Age  4-7
ISBN  1550372564  
EAN  9781550372564  

Availability  175 units.
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Item Description...
When Brigid asks for colored markers, she assures her mother that she will use them responsibly, but one day the temptation becomes too great

Publishers Description

This is a favorite from Bob Munsch's live storytelling sessions.

Brigid is on the trail of the ultimate felt marker. At first, she's satisfied to be drawing wonderful pictures. But soon she must have the markers that wash off with water. Then she needs the markers that smell.

But she's happiest when she gets the super-indelible-never-comes-off-till-you're-dead markers. She draws brighter-than-real lemons and roses and then goes too far: Brigid draws on herself. Nothing will remove the color, so Brigid reaches deep into the box of markers, finds the people-colored marker, and covers up all the other colors. She looks better than before, too good to be true.

And Brigid is certain that no one will find out her secret. Especially since her father awakes from a nap and looks in the mirror. He looks a bit too good to be true too...

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More About Robert N. Munsch & Helene Desputeaux

Robert N. Munsch Munsch has been telling stories for many years and especially loves making them up in front of an audience of young people. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph.

In The Author's Own Words...

I was born on June 11, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I grew up in a family of 9 kids. At least, that is where I lived when I was young. My mother says I never grew up and still act like I was 6 years old. She may be right, but I figure that I act like a very mature 6 year old.

When I was 12 my older brother kicked me in the mouth the day after I got my braces off. He broke off some of my front teeth and knocked me out. My dad says I have been acting strange ever since. My mom says I always acted strange.

I almost flunked first grade and also the second, third, fourth, and fifth; but my younger brother was in the grade behind me, and he was a brain and nobody wanted to have me be in the same grade as him, so they kept passing me. I never learned how to spell, graduated from eighth grade counting on my fingers to do simple addition, and in general was not a resounding academic success.

I did, however, all through elementary school, write poetry. Funny poems, silly poems, all sorts of poems. Nobody thought that was very important, including me. When I went to high school, I didn’t get along with anybody, read lots of books and decided to be a Catholic Priest.

I studied for 7 years to be a Jesuit priest, only to find that I was lousy priest material. [While I was studying with the Jesuits, I got an undergraduate degree in History and a Master's degree in Anthropology. A Master's degree in Anthropology isn't worth much, but that's what they give you when you flunk your orals for your Ph. D.]

While I was studying to be a Jesuit priest, I worked part-time at an orphanage to escape from deadly classes in philosophy. So I knew I liked working with kids; and when I left the Jesuits I decided to work in daycare for a year till I figured out what I wanted to do; and what I figured out I wanted to do was: work in daycare.

After I had been in daycare for awhile I decided to learn something about what I was supposed to be doing, so I went back to school for a year at the Elliot Pearson School of Child Studies at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. It was there that I made up my first story while on a student teaching placement at the Wellsley College Child Studies Preschool. I did it for a circle time. I did not know that it was going to be a book called “Mortimer”. It took it 12 years to get to be a book.

Back in daycare I discovered that I could get the kids to shut up during nap time by telling them stories. For ten years I did this without thinking I had any special skill. After all, while I made the best stories in the daycare centre, most of the other teachers made better play doh. I eventually got a long list of stories I told, but I never wrote them down.

Once when my wife [I met her over a diaper at Bromley Heath Infant Daycare in Jamaica Plain, Mass] and I were both out of work because a daycare lost its’ funding, we decided to try to look for work in Canada. We both ended up at a lab preschool at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. The wife of my boss happened to be a CHILDREN’S LIBRARIAN and she heard me telling stories.

She told me to publish and I didn’t listen, she told my boss to make me publish and my boss told me to publish and I listened. In fact, he gave me two months off to do it. So I had a great two months off and on the last day, I wrote down 10 stories and sent them off to 10 different publishers. Nine said, “No” and one said, “Yes” to a story called ‘Mud Puddle’.

So I became a writer. Mud Puddle sold 3000 copies the first year.

Oh WoW!

But Annick press kept putting out my books and they slowly sold better and better. [Mud Puddle had its' best year 10 years after it was published!]. Finally I quit my job at the University and started just writing and telling stories. About then I became a Canadian citizen and lost my American citizenship. It was nice to have only one country again.

I kept using real kids as characters in my books even though I was not working in daycare or preschool anymore. The first kid I make up the story for sort of ‘owns’ the story and gets to be the kid in the book – if the story ever gets to be a book. My publisher did not like this because it meant that I changed characters for each book.

The storytelling sometimes got very big once I was discovered by children’s festivals in Canada and then by entertainment promoters. Sometimes I was telling stories to 3,000 kids at once – and that is a lot different than a daycare nap time. But I still kept doing schools and daycares because I liked doing them.

I also started to travel all over Canada and stay with families while telling stories. I first started staying with families because I did not have money for a hotel, but I soon found out that families were a great place to look for stories when a book called ‘Moira’s Birthday’ grew out of staying with Moira’s family in Hay River, NWT.

Along the way I became Canada¹s best selling author, but I was not selling much in the USA. Then LOVE YOU FOREVER came out as a Canadian book in 1986. I had written it as a memorial for two stillborn babies we had in 1979 and 1980. The story actually started out as a song.

I really wanted this story to be a book and I had to change publishers since my regular publisher did not want to do it. I was really worried that it would not sell. It sold 30,000 in 1986 and was the bestselling kid’s book in Canada that year, 70,000 in 1987 and was the bestselling Canadian kids book that year too. It sold 1,000,000 in 1988 . It was the bestselling Canadian kid¹s book that year to. The strange thing was that it was also the bestselling kid’s book in the USA, only nobody knew it, including me. It never occurred to me that it could be an invisible bestseller.

Then, in 1994, the ‘New York Times’ did an update of their list of bestselling children¹s books that they had last done in 1978. They did not update the list often since it was very stable. GOODNIGHT MOON had been #1 since forever! They found LOVE YOU FOREVER at the top of the list with 8,000,000 sold. {It¹s at 18,000,000 as of 1999} This was very strange as they had never reviewed it, did not know it existed, and it was a Canadian (foreign) title that did not even have a US publisher or distributor. Somebody from the Times called me up and wanted to know, “Who are You?”.

So I have kept on doing about 2 books a year and now I have 54 books published. My latest one is PUT ME IN A BOOK.

Robert N. Munsch currently resides in Guelph, Ontario. Robert N. Munsch was born in 1945.

Robert N. Munsch has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Classic Munsch
  2. Munsch for Kids
  3. Munschworks

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Deceptively Tiny  Jan 15, 2009
This is such a fabulous story--I never connected that for the $1.50 price I paid for this version I would get a book that measures 3.25" x 3.25". SO disappointing. How hilarious to look and relook and recheck my packaging because the packaging slip said it was included. It was TAPED to a piece of cardboard.
NEXT TIME this site, please include a measurement of mini-books AND link to a series of mini books. If size was listed and a link to other Lilliputian-sized books I would have gladly ordered more to even everything out.
Shocked at size  Oct 30, 2008
My daughter is a school teacher and she buys this book at a regular book store for a lot of her friends with kids. I noticed it was only $1.50 on this site so I bought several copies to give to needy children for Christmas. I was shocked when the book came and it was only about 3" x 3". I just looked at the current listing and it says the dimensions are 9.9" x 4.9". That is not the size of the book I received. This is the first time I have had this happen with this site.
Robert Munsch is the best again!  Oct 10, 2008
Purple Green and Yellow is on my top 5 list of favorite Robert Munsch books. His cleverness is almost unsurpassed.
Not for 2 year olds  Sep 28, 2008
My 2 year old loves this book, but I should never have read it to her. It has encouraged her to color her fingernails and fingers. She doesn't understand the point at the end of the story because she's too young. I also don't like that Brigid lacks manners, but used this book as a teaching tool about how we need to say "please" and "thank you" and not be demanding. Although I like most Munsch books some aren't appropriate for really young children.
Warning! Book is the size of a cookie  Aug 13, 2008
Maybe I missed it somewhere in the description, but I didn't realize this was a minibook about the size of a chocolate chip cookie. The story is too juvenile for my niece who can read and is into anything small and the small print, lots of text and tiny pictures don't work for my four year old.

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