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Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 208 Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication Date: 2011 Dimensions: 9.00 X 9.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0547579675 ISBN-13: 9780547579672 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Ages: 4-8 Series:Martha Speaks
Six original Martha Speaks books now in a paper-over-board treasury collection. Join Martha on all of her original adventures as she exercises her unique gift of gab in a 20th anniversary six-book collection. This treasury features six full-length classic picture books—Martha Speaks, Martha Calling, Martha Blah Blah, Martha Walks the Dog, Martha and Skits, and Perfectly Martha. Martha’s humor and loyalty remind us why we love dogs and what more they might teach us if only they could speak! Includes a special introduction by the author. Sheets of colorful stickers make this an irresistible gift and value—sold separately the books would total over forty dollars!
Susan Meddaugh studied art and illustration and has worked as a designer, art director, and freelance illustrator. She now lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts with her son and three shelter dogs. She has created and illustrated many books for children. In 1998 she was awarded the New England Book Award, given by the New England Booksellers Association to recognize a body of work.
Martha was a real dog who lived with Susan and her family. One day, when Susan's son Niko (who was 7 at the time) was eating alphabet soup, he wondered what would happen if they fed the soup to Martha. Would she talk? This was the seed for the first Martha Speaks book. Since then five more pictures book about Martha have been published. A PBS television show debuted in September 2008 with much fanfare and many great reviews.
To see an interview with the author, go to the PBS website: pbskids.org/martha/index.html