Martha Speaks

Martha Speaks

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When Helen Finney feeds alphabet soup to her dog Martha, Martha begins to speak. But having a talking dog is not as fun as it seems.


Baker & Taylor
Problems arise when Martha, the family dog, learns to speak after eating alphabet soup.

Baker
& Taylor

When Helen Finney feeds alphabet soup to Martha, her dog, Martha begins to speak, jabbering throughout Helen's favorite television programs and asking embarrassing questions
When Helen Finney feeds alphabet soup to Martha, her dog, Martha begins to speak, jabbering throughout Helen's favorite television programs and asking embarrassing questions.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1992
ISBN: 9780395633137
0395633133
Branch Call Number: E MEDDA
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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Aug 17, 2011

PreS-Gr 2-- Martha, a mutt, begins to speak after her young owner slips her a bowl of alphabet soup. She speaks, and speaks, and speaks, until Helen tells her, ``Sometimes I wish you had never learned to talk.'' Martha is devastated, and her withdrawal is alleviated only when she has the opportunity to save her family from a robbery. The pranks in between, including accepting pizza deliveries and phoning for a huge order of barbecue, add to the loopy, incongruous humor. Casual ink-line-and-watercolor cartoons are punctuated by dialogue balloons. In several places, Martha's hand-printed monologue overruns the pages. For reading aloud, the balloons can be included or omitted without damaging the sense of the story. A comparable tale about an unusual pet is Tomi Ungerer's Crictor (HarperCollins, 1958). Any preschool audience and most independent readers will yelp with laughter at this light, funny entertainment. --Carolyn Noah, Central Mass. Regional Library System, Worcester, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.

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