Wednesday, March 17, 2010


What rock star had people at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario lined up two-deep, for blocks?

Robert Munsch, children's literature rock star!

Robert Munsch did two shows today at the Living Arts Centre, and in-between he signed books and had his picture taken with star-struck youngsters (and their star-struck parents).

It was truly impressive. People waited an hour and a half in line, with impatient toddlers, no less, to meet one of the biggest stars of the kidlit world.

Worth it?

Worth it!

Thank you to Andreas Kyprianou at LAC for helping me to get these great shots.

Mr. Munsch is turning 65 this year, and he's keeping up a pace that would shame a 20-year-old. Not only did he perform two shows today, but he signed hundreds and hundreds of books in-between and after the shows. Humble and proud of our fellow Canadian, we are. Humble and proud.
Here's his website.


Michelle said...

Robert Munsch is a Rock Star! Once I checked out a CD with Robert Munsch retelling some of his stories from the library once and took the CD on a road trip. I enjoyed the stories as much as my kids. I would've loved to have been there!

Joyce Grant said...

He had a stroke a couple of years ago, but he seems to have completely recovered - and boy, is he beloved by the kids!

Tidy Books said...

Do you think we (the UK) could borrow him for a bit?