Martha Speaks: Martha Says it with Flowers
Martha Speaks: Martha Says it with Flowers  -     By: Susan Meddaugh
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2009 / Hardcover

Martha Speaks: Martha Says it with Flowers

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2009 / Hardcover

Stock No: WW210582

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 9.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0547210582
ISBN-13: 9780547210582
Ages: 4-8
Series: Martha Speaks

Publisher's Description

Martha always seems to do the wrong thing around Grandma Lucille, like saying the wrong thing at the wrong time or treading on her favorite hat! To prove that she really is a considerate dog, Martha decides to find something extra special for Grandma's birthday. But choosing the right gift for a human is a lot harder than it looks, especially when Martha's idea of the perfect present is a wormy apple or slab of bacon! In the end, Martha learns that thoughtfulness and perserverance count for far more than any gift could.

Author Bio

Susan Meddaugh was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from Wheaton College, where she studied French literature and fine arts. After working briefly with an advertising agency in New York, she moved to Boston and worked at a publishing company for ten years, first as a designer, then art editor, and finally as art director. While there, she did the illustrations for GOOD STONES (Houghton Mifflin) by Anne Epstein, and then decided to strike out on her own as a freelance illustrator and creator of children's books. Since that time, Susan has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including MARTHA SPEAKS, which was chosen as a NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book for 1992. In 1998 she was awarded the New England Book Award, given by the New England Booksellers Association to recognize a body of work. Her work also was acknowledged with a New York Times Best Illustrated Award. She lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts.

Editorial Reviews

"Based on Susan Meddaugh’s characters and a PBS teleplay by Peter K. Hirsch, this tale reveals the verbose pup’s thoughtful side. Her frustrated efforts to please Grandma Lucille result in a crumpled, chewed, drool-decorated hat, and helpful Martha decides to make up the loss with a nice gift for her birthday...Cartoon art includes paw prints marking off days on the calendar and Martha’s personalized signature. Fans of the TV series and the original books will recognize favorite characters in a familiar setting. The book also includes a summary of past history: Martha’s first efforts to speak."--School Library Journal

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