Mud Puddle, Newly Illustrated Edition Share this with a friend

by Robert Munsch
illustrated by Dušan Petričić

Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

A brand-new look for a classic story.

First published in 1979, this was the first of Robert Munsch’s oral stories to be turned into a book. Since then, it has made countless children (and adults) all around the world laugh out loud.

When Jule Ann goes outside, a mud puddle jumps on her and gets her dirty all over. No sooner does her mother scrub her clean than she ventures out again, only to be pounced upon by the pesky mud puddle. The cycle continues until finally Jule Ann gets the better of the mud puddle with cheerful ingenuity and two bars of smelly yellow soap.

Lively, clever artwork by award-winning illustrator Dusan Petricic gives this bestselling picture book a fresh and energetic look that will charm a new generation of young readers.


“Young preschoolers will love the mucky action and detail.”
—Booklist, 10/12

“A perfect example of how Munsch’s stories can elicit joy from, and provide amusement to, both younger and older readers all over the globe.”
—CM Reviews, 10/12

“As always, a delightful Robert Munsch story.”
—Resource Links, 12/12

“Whether you are a long-time fan of the incredible Robert Munsch or not, you will surely enjoy this clever tale.”
—Provo Library Children’s Book Review, 02/15/13

“This book is sure to be popular with fans of Robert Munsch, young and old.”
—Quebec Library Association, 08/13

“[Petricic’s art] gives it a fresh look for young readers and will delight a new audience.”
—Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 08/31/12


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