Hi, welcome to robertmunsch.com. I hope you enjoy this selection of my work, as well as the creative art and short stories donated by kids and teachers.
I first told version of the story in 1987 in Geraldton, Ontario. I do not remember the name of the first kid in the story because it was a 'throw away' MOOSE story. It then became one of my favorite tell stories and it had LOTS of different versions.
Too Much Stuff
I made up GROWL in 1992 during a storytelling at a daycare in Antigonish, Nova Scotia on the same day that I made up LIGHTHOUSE. I did not link it to a specific kid and for a long time it was not part of my regular telling but it gradually got better as a story and then I was telling it all the time.
Put Me in a Book
A long time ago a girl named Dawn Mullins swam past my cottage and asked "What if you put a kid in a book and the kid wanted out?" That led to a story called DAWN'S BOOK. Much later I changed it into a class story that I send out to classes that wrote me.
In 2005, two kids named Ricky and Drew from Ed Cody Elementary School sent me a CD movie that they had MADE THEMSLEVES. It was a show about why I should visit San Antonio. I thought it was really neat that they had MADE IT THEMSELVES, and I decided to visit the school.
Lauretta’s mom sent along a note saying that Lauretta was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and Scoliosis and used crutches for short distances and a wheelchair for longer trips.
We Share EVERYTHING!
In 1990 my daughter Tyya, the kid in SOMETHING GOOD, was in Royal City Nursery School. I often went there to tell stories. On April 19, I made up a really lousy story about two kids who did not want to share the blocks. It went over very well!
Wait and See
Wait and See started out as two separate stories that I made up in 1985. One was about Olivia who made pancakes for her family. The other story did not have a particular kid attached to it.