Martha Speaks (Paperback)

Author: Meddaugh, Susan

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Product Overview

A hilarious story. Both adults and young readers will be amused when they hear what happens when Helen's dog, Martha, eats alphabet soup and begins to speak. Full color.

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780395633137
SKU 30061271
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0395633133
Release Date 9/1/1992
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 10.25H x 8.5L x 0.25T
Author Info
Susan Meddaugh
Author and illustrator Susan Meddaugh is best known for her picture books about Martha--a feisty dog who develops the ability to speak after eating a can of alphabet soup. After graduating from Wheaton College, Meddaugh moved to Boston where she became a designer of children's books at Houghton Mifflin. As she helped bring the works of other authors and illustrators to life, Meddaugh was inspired to create her own books for children. Her first book, TOO SHORT FRED, was published in 1978. Meddaugh's most famous character, Martha, was inspired by her own pet dog.
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"Bright with watercolor washes, the cartoon-like ink drawings ensure the book's immediate appeal...A hysterical tail--er, tale."
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Annotation When Helen Finney feeds alphabet soup to her dog, Martha, she begins to speak. But Helen finds that having a talking dog poses some big problems.
First Line The day Helen gave Martha dog her alphabet soup, something unusual happened. The letters in the soup went up to Martha's brain instead of down to her stomach.
Editors Note A hilarious story. Both adults and young readers will be amused when they hear what happens when Helen's dog, Martha, eats alphabet soup and begins to speak. Full color.
Editors Note 3 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.
Annotation 4 When Helen Finney feeds alphabet soup to her dog, Martha, the letters in the soup travel directly to Martha's brain and she develops the ability to speak. At first, Helen is delighted to have a talking dog, but she soon finds that having such a pet causes a lot of problems. Will Martha's big mouth bring Helen and her pet fame and fortune or will they end up in the doghouse instead? Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1992.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 04
Number of Pages 0032
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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