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Seeing Red

Seeing Red

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

ISBN 9781443124461 Paperback
ISBN 9781443124454 Hardcover
32 Pages | 7.98" x 9.97" | Ages 3 to 8
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What is the secret behind Arie's red hair?

Alex is dying to know why Arie's hair is so red. So he asks him if there if there is a secret to it all, or better yet, something he can do to turn his own black hair red?

Soon he's following Arie's good advice and consuming daily doses of tomatoes and ketchup. But when he finds himself drinking hot sauce to, you know, set the colour, Alex starts to suspect that he's being played — and concocts a little plan to turn the tables on Arie's trick, by tempting him with his own recipe for turning red hair black!

Based on a boy named Arie from Montreal, whom Robert Munsch met while on a storytelling tour, Seeing Red celebrates the spirit of good-natured pranks with some over-the-top antics and hilarious imagery, while providing a gentle lesson about accepting who you are and what you've been given.

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Praise for Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko:

"Laurel and Hardy, Holmes and Watson, peanut butter and jam — some things just go better together. Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko figured that out a number of years ago, and have been teaming up to produce silly, insanely popular books ever since." —Quill & Quire

Awards

  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2013

Rights Sold

  • Chinese Simplified - Beijing Baby-Cube
  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic
  • Italian - Editrice Il Castoro

Selling Points

  • Kids and parents will relate to this story of a girl with something important to tell her parents, who are just a little too busy to listen... at first.
  • Munsch and Martchenko are Canada's best-selling author/illustrator team. Their collaboration makes every book special.

Also by
Robert Munsch

  • Blackflies
  • So Much Snow!
  • Marvellous Munsch!
  • Class Clown
  • Ready, Set, Go!

Contact Information

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

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