Too Much Stuff! by Robert Munsch
|October 29, 2010||Posted by Kris McNaughton under Canadian, Children's Lit|
You might have too much stuff but you will never have too much Munsch! His recent book entitled Too Much Stuff is a blast from cover-to-cover. The reader quickly meets the very active and repetitive Temina packing her bags for her flight to Grandma’s house. Then, in typical Munsch style, Temina manages to infect everyone she comes in contact with, security officers and flight attendants alike, with her own brand of chaos. Yet, by the end of the story Temina has helped her fellow airplane passengers re-organize the chaos she had created and learn a lesson about packing.
In addition to the joy of reading a Robert Munsch story, there are many great aspects of Too Much Stuff. The book introduces the concept of air travel to children. I would definitely read this to children before their first flight. The story initiates the concept of airport security (who are anything BUT scary in this book), packing restrictions, and the joys of in-flight bathroom line-ups. Too Much Stuff offers a wonderful way to introduce children to some potentially frightening aspects of flight. Munsch also ties in one of the true joys of travel—learning about new cultures from fellow travelers. All told, this is a high flying book!
This book will not only captivate your child’s attention but will hold your interest as well. I had a copy of Too Much Stuff sitting out during a recent party I hosted. By the end of the party every single adult had managed to sneak in a read of the book, regardless of whether they had children. I guess you are never too old for Robert Munsch!