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Saturday, June 06, 2009

Saturday Word Play- Munsch Illustrators

For this week's Saturday Word Play, we look at Robert Munsch illustrators. Munsch, and probably most picture book authors who don't illustrate their own work, usually gets all the glory. However, it's called a "picture" book for a reason. In fact, one of this week's answers I actually prefer over Munsch himself! (I won't say who it is, but it's number 6). I'll give you a title, you tell me the illustrator. Combining the answers to the clues will reveal the last name. For instance, if I gave you:

Get Me Another One
- Sault --- Marie
- Wilma's husband's initials
- Tropic of Cancer author: Henry Mil---

You could work out work out that ste + ff + ler= STEFFLER (Shawn Steffer).

As always, feel free to do all 10 at home, but answer only 1 in the comment section, so that 9 more people can play along.

1. Love You Forever
- Scottish and fast food prefix
- 3rd installment in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon video game series (init.)

2. Get Out Of Bed!
- Steve Carell flick, --- in Real Life
- Me, Myself and -
- Precedes Salvador, Paso, and Barto

3. A Promise Is A Promise (with Michael Kusugak)
- First 3 letters of Superman's home planet
- Author of many series for children and young adults including Kidnapped, Island and MacDonald Hall series: Gordon ---man
- Cirque du Soleil show at the MGM Grand

4. Mud Puddle
- Ticker symbol for Suncor Energy Inc.
- Oprah's magazine
- seizure type: petit ---
- No pain, no g---
- spelling of the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet

5. Lighthouse: A Story of Remembrance
- Charlotte's pig friend: ---bur
- male offspring

6. Paperbag Princess
- Kwik-E ----
- Actor embroiled in Chinese sex photo scandal: Edison ----
- Boxing term (initials)

7. Millicent and the Wind
- Canadian cigarette brand: -- Maurier
- Flock of Seagulls tune: "I --- (So Far Away)"
- Famous mime: Marcel Mar----

8. Purple, Green and Yellow
- Short form of Desmond
- To place an object
- Tale of Despar----

9. Ribbon Rescue
- spore-producing plant
- South American mountain range

10. Giant, or Waiting For The Thursday Boat
- Julie Andrews' drink with jam and bread
- Duke Luke's partner

6 comments:

raidergirl3 said...

6. Michael Martchenko

It's my favorite Munsch book of all time, because I am Elizabeth and my husband is Ron, the bum.
I cheated and just looked at my book's front page. He does most of Munsch's books, no?

John Mutford said...

Raidergirl: He's definitely done the most, though #2 has done quite a few as well.

Wanda said...

7. Millicent and the Wind
- Canadian cigarette brand: (Du)Maurier
- Flock of Seagulls tune: "I (ran) (So Far Away)"
- Famous mime: Marcel Mar(ceau)

Suzanne Duranceau. Millicent and the Wind is my favourite Munsch book but I still had to dig out our copy for the first name!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

# 5, Lighthouse: a Story of Remembrance is Wilson. Somebody Wilson.

Jo-Ann said...

# 9 is Eugenie Fernandes.
Barbara - it is Janet Wilson.

John Mutford said...

Wanda: I've only read that one once, but I don't recall much about it.

Barbara: I think Lighthouse came about when Munsch realized what a money making machine sap is, thanks to Love You Forever.

Jo-Ann: We've got a lot of books illustrated by Fernandes. She's quite prolific.