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Mortimer Spanish Edition (Munsch for Kids)

Mortimer Spanish Edition (Munsch for Kids)
Author/Publisher: Robert N. Munsch (Author), Michael Martchenko (Illustrator)
Emphasis: spanish for kids
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Of tremendous appeal to kids and parents at the same stage. (Globe and Mail ) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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It's Mortimer's bedtime, but he would much rather sing his rowdy song. Mom, Dad and even the police can't get him to quiet down, until they become so distracted by each otherthat Mortimer drifts off to sleep.


Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Annick Press (August 17, 2007)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 1554511097
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554511099
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 7.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Average Customer Review:

    4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - The nieces really liked this one :)
Mortimer must be a daily chatterbox, because all his mom says when she puts him to bed (throws him in bed in the book, I don't like that part so I edit it to be a little less antagonistic) is BE QUIET.

Well, I know little ones, and you know little ones, and we all know little ones, and Mortimer says yes but immediately does what he shouldn't. He sings. Loudly. He's gonna make his noise all day long.

So his whole family, and ultimately the cops troop up to tell him to be quiet, and while they fight over whose responsibility it is (and stop paying him attention for singing), he falls asleep.

The ending is a bit predictable, isn't it? But for a bedtime book, as I think this is, that sort of ending is just what you need. Nice and predictable and quick.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - A Robert Munsch Classic!
Robert Munsch books are so much fun! This was one of my son's favorites in preschool. It was always a lively, enthusiastic read. We recently bought it for my niece's 3-year-old daughter, who is becoming a Munsch fan.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Great book for young readers
My daughter's school librarian read this book to the first grade on the last day of school. My daughter immediately wanted to buy it. She loved the repetitive tune, the humor and the pictures. That is what makes Munsch books great in a nutshell: they make kids WANT to read.

We have used other Munsch books this year for book reports. Inevitably those are the easiest weeks to get the book read. The children want to see how the story ends.

If you have an emergent reader, this is a great book to start a lifetime of loving books.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Mortimer
My son loves this book. We first heard it at storytime and my son sang the catchy tune that is in the book for weeks after.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Wonderful read-aloud book for preschoolers - Kindergarten
I teach preschool and have both preschool and Kindergarten boys. This book is so fun to read aloud in circle time or at home before bed. All the kids love to sing-a-long to Mortimer's "Clang,clang, rattle bing bang" song. I recommend it highly!!

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars - Mortimer was OK
I love most of the Munsch books, but this one failed to grab me. I teach ESL in New York City, and many of the Munsch books are right in line with what I want to focus on. While this one had the classic Munsch humor that my kids are used to, I wasn't thrilled with the ending. It just sort of stopped. No real conclusion. It's not his best one of the bunch (Smelly Socks and Stephanie's Ponytail are great!) but simply OK.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Dramatize with your student musicians
What kid wouldn't love this book? In my music classroom, half of the kids play the stair climbing sound effects on the xylophones, while the others take on the roles of Mortimer, Mortimer's father, mother, brothers and sisters, and police. Lots of fun and I'll guarantee they'll understand the concepts of upward and downward melodic direction when you're done! Plan to laugh a lot!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Music education
This book is great for helping music educators teach direction of pitch. I love to use it with a tone bell ladder or other instrument that actually shows the high and low pitches. The children LOVE to play up and down the ladder as Mortimer travels up and down the stairs. There are many giggles as we play. The children can certainly relate to the story!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Is sooooo funny
Bing Bang rattle bing bang.... I'm gonna make my noise all day!!! It's so cute. My son loves it. He sings the silly song over and over...


Rating: 3 out of 5 stars - A book review by a 9 year old girl.
This book isn't the type of book where the beginning ties you into the story, but I CAN assure you that by the fourth page (last paragraph) you'll be chanting along with the toon of the song! (I was!) Well, I have my teacher to thank and you're probably wondering why right? Good question! I'm thanking her because she's the one who read it out loud to my whole class of 44 kids and I loved it. Just remember, Mortimer is a small, but strong, "Entertainer."


Rating: 3 out of 5 stars - A book review by a 9 year old girl
I gave this book a rating of three because it didn't have an exciting beginning and it wasn't really my kind of book. But I like it a little bit when he sings, but I wasn't really into the book that much. I think someone else would enjoy this book.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Always a hit with my kindergartners!
"MORTIMER" combines a familiar and hilarious story with a repetitive format that always appeals to my kindergarten students. Each year, I read "MORTIMER" to my class. We follow up with choral reading and creative dramatics. Students are selected to portray Mortimer, Mom, Dad and the two police officers. Other classmates double as the seventeen brothers & sisters, and the audience. Everyone 'thumps' up & down the stairs and sings the refrain. My students read and reread this beloved book. Thanks to Robert Munsch and Mortimer, I am able to foster a lifelong love of literature. "MORTIMER" is a staple in our classroom library.


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