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Number of Pages: 24
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.00 X 8.00 (inches)
Series: Martha Speaks
Martha and friends must save Skits after he slides onto thin ice during a snow-day hockey game.
Skits is terrified of hockey pucks, but why? Helen recounts the unforgettable snowday hockey game at the root of his fear. Back when Skits was just a pup, he was eager to participate in an outdoor hockey game. But when his enthusiasm got the better of him, he chased a puck straight past the goal line and onto thin ice! It’s a good thing that good dog Martha was there to race to the rescue!
Includes a wintry crossword puzzle.
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
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