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Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go!

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

ISBN 9781443146586 Paperback
ISBN 9781443146579 Hardcover
32 Pages | 8.04" x 9.99" | Ages 3 to 8
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Miranda's dad is running his first big race, and Miranda is there to cheer him  on. But wait.... Is it really the other way around?

Miranda's dad is going to his very first marathon. But they get there late and Dad sends Miranda to get him some water. Before she can bring it back, the starter's horn goes off and the runners are off!

Miranda takes the water bottle and dashes down the course looking for her dad. She runs up hills and down hills, and catches up with runners wearing tutus and vegetable costumes and normal clothes. She asks each one: "Have you seen my dad?" Some of the runners are nice, some ignore her, and some call her a pipsqueak, but none of them has seen her father.

Finally Miranda gets to the finish line, where she finds her father ... and gets a big surprise!

Sample spread


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2016
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2016

Rights Sold

  • French (N.Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

  • New Munsch/Martchenko titles are always popular!
  • Readers will relate to the feeling of being late for an event and the chaos that ensues
  • Kids will enjoy how Miranda tries to solve her problem
  • The illustrations will keep kids laughing


Also by
Robert Munsch

  • Teamwork
  • School Rules!
  • Bear for Breakfast
  • Blackflies
  • So Much Snow!

Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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