Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch

This is one of the first in a long line of silly books that I will review. This one is called Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Robert Martchenko. Robert Munsch is the author of many books that include: Andrew’s Loose Tooth, David’s Father, Love You Forever, Purple, Green & Yellow, The Paper Bag Princess, Alligator Baby and many others.

stephaniesponytail3.jpgThis is a cute little book. It’s a story about being yourself and being original. In this story, Stephanie is tired of looking like everyone else, so she asks her mom to do something different.

She says, “Since none of the kids in my class have a ponytail. I want a nice ponytail coming right out the back.” So her mom gives her a nice ponytail coming right out the back. When Stephanie goes to school the other kids look at her and say, “Ugly, ugly, very ugly.”

Stephanie says, “It’s my ponytail and I like it.”

The next day, when Stephanie returns to school, all the other girls, and even the teacher, have ponytails coming out the back. She tells them that they are all a bunch of copycats. The next morning Stephanie tells her mom that she wants a ponytail coming out the side, just above her ear. The same thing happens with everyone copying her hairstyles until Stephanie tricks them. What happens next? Well, I guess you’re going to have to read it and find out. Trust me, you will enjoy it!

Robert Munsch is a great author and Robert Martchenko is a fabulous illustrator. I want to interview Mr. Munsch for my book about reluctant readers. A lot of the children that I worked with, who were reluctant readers, loved his books. The good news is that he does answer letters. I’ve written him and sent him a list of questions and am waiting for his response. He also visits classroom. He even pays his own way.

So if you would like to write him or check out his other books, check him out @ his website RobertMunsch.com

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