Scholastic Canada | Robert Munsch

Robert Munsch

Mmm, Cookies!

By Robert Munsch
Illustrations by Michael Martchenko

Ages 0 - 3
30 Pages
Scholastic Canada Ltd.
ISBN 9781443148474 Board book

When Christopher goes into the basement and sees a pile of play clay in the corner, he decides to cook up some mischief. Wap, wap, wap - he shapes the clay into cookies, and then decorates them with sugar, icing and raisons, all of play clay. His parents are pleased to receive the cookies, until they bite into them! Then Christopher heads off to school where his teacher whips up a tasty surprise just for him.

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About the story

When Robert Munsch worked in daycare, he used to play a game with the kids. When they were at the play clay table, he would come over and say, "Has anybody made me a cookie today?" Each kid would then make him a clay cookie and laugh when he tried to eat it. The kids NEVER got tired of it. He made up a lot of different stories that all had him eating something yucky. The kids loved it when he made terrible noises of eating something terrible.

Eventually all those stories turned into a single story. He didn't have a particular kid for the story, so when he decided it should be a book, he chose Christopher, a kid who lived on his street. The crazy hair and wild-eyed look that Christopher has in the book are taken from photographs.

It's fun to play around with the sound effects in this story and make them your own! You do not have to read them the way they are in the book.

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.