International Rights


By: Robert Munsch
Illustrated by: Michael Martchenko
  • ISBN 9781039710047, Paperback
  • 32 Pages | Ages 3 - 8

A new laugh-out-loud tale from Canada’s #1 storytelling team!

Ruth and Barbara are on their way home from school when Ruth falls and scrapes her knee. Luckily an ambulance drives by, picks them up and takes them to the hospital.

Once there, the girls are left to wait, and wait . . . and WAIT. They are so bored that they start looking around and notice that the hospital bed has so many BUTTONS.

What are they all for?

Kids will love this new entry into the world of Munsch in which a mundane life moment quickly becomes uproarious and fun can be found everywhere.

Learn more about Robert Munsch.


PRAISE for Robert Munsch:

“Books by Robert Munsch are a staple of every child’s book collection and a favourite among parents and kids. They’re fun, frivolous and downright silly. And they just keep getting better.” —

“Laurel and Hardy, Holmes and Watson, peanut butter and jam — some things just go better together. Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko figured that out a number of years ago, and have been teaming up to produce silly, insanely popular books ever since.” — Quill & Quire

“[Munsch is] a kindergarten superstar he ranks up there with Pablum and Pampers in name recognition arguably the most published Canadian author ever, in any genre.” — The Globe and MailReport on Business Magazine

“Arguably the most successful kid=lit writer in North America.” — Toronto Star

“More witty, creative and entertaining than most of what passes for adult literature.” — The Globe and Mail

“Munsch is now as important to a whole generation of children as any television character.”— Quill & Quire

“Munsch’s parade of bright funny picture books has been a sales phenomenon in children’s book publishing . . . And as Munsch books are requested by kids over and over every day in countless homes and schools, at story time and bedtime, the distinctive storyteller’s voice will undoubtedly continue to be echoed for years to come by parents, teachers, babysitters and whomever else young kids can get to read to them.” — The Chronicle Herald

Rights Sold

French (N. Amer.)

Selling Points

  • The Munsch/Martchenko team is Canada’s best-loved and bestselling picture book duo.
  • Boo-boos, boredom and hospital shenanigans feature in this energetic and hilarious story!
  • Hospitals can be intimidating, and sometimes super boring. This story includes silly doctors with wild medical machines to lighten the experience.