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Robert Munsch

It's My Room!

By Robert Munsch
Illustrations by Michael Martchenko

Ages 3 - 7
32 Pages
Scholastic Canada Ltd.
ISBN 9781443113656 Paperback
ISBN 9781443113649 Hardcover
ISBN 9781443113670 Book and CD package
Also available in French: C'est MA chambre!

Matthew is thrilled to find out that he is getting his VERY OWN bedroom and won’t have to share with anyone. But then all Mom’s relatives come to stay. Getting his room back isn’t going to be easy!

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About the story

Robert Munsch met Matthew when he visited a school in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Matthew really wanted to have his own space, so Munsch wrote him this story.

There aren't enough houses for all the people in Fort McMurray, so Matthew lived in a trailer with his family, in a huge subdivision of mobile homes that aren't mobile at all, but are really permanent homes with driveways and front yards. It looks like the picture that Matthew's mother shows him in the book.

ART ALERT! Although Matthew lives in Alberta, his family comes from Newfoundland, so Michael Martchenko put lots of provincial flags and other references to the province in the illustrations.

Image credits

Image credits:

From Swamp Water. Text copyright © 2013 by Bob Munsch Enterprises Ltd. Illustrations © 2013 by Michael Martchenko. All rights reserved.

From Too Much Stuff! Text copyright © 2010 by Bob Munsch Enterprises Ltd. Illustrations copyright © 2010 by Michael Martchenko. All rights reserved.