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Martha Speaks Story Time Collectionby Susan Meddaugh
Synopses & Reviews
“He was a good little monkey and always very curious.” This is how H. A. Rey and his wife, Margret, first introduced their now beloved troublemaker-hero to young readers in 1941. In this hefty 192-page hardcover treasury, Curious George fans will find eight stories based on the popular primate, painted in Reys original watercolor and charcoal style: Curious George Takes a Train (2002), Curious George Visits a Toy Store (2002), Curious George and the Dump Truck (1999), Curious George and the Birthday Surprise (2003), Curious George Goes Camping (1999), Curious George Goes to a Costume Party (2001), Curious George Visits the Library (2003), and Curious George in the Big City (2001). A wonderful collection for your own mischievous monkey.
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Curious George has found a lasting place in the hearts of millions of boys and girls all over the world ever since he was brought to life by Margret and H.A. Rey more than sixty years ago. Here you will find eight timeless stories about George, the man with the yellow hat, and their friends.
When Helen Finney feeds alphabet soup to her dog, Martha, it goes straight up to her brain, and Martha begins to speak! But having a talking dog isn't always as much fun as it seems.
Lovable Lyle the crocodile has been in print for over 50 years! This stylish collection contains four of your favorite Lyle books: The House on East 88th Street; Lyle, Lyle Crocodile; Lyle and the Birthday Party; and Lyle Walks the Dogs.and#160;With bonus downloadable audio, thereand#39;s no better way to celebrate your favorite storybook character!
Martha's back and this time she's talking up a storm on the telephone! When she wins a free weekend for her and her family at the Come-On-Inn, the trouble really begins.
Martha loves her daily walks. She enjoys sniffing and scratching with her pals down by the hydrant. But today something is different. A house down the street has been sold, the for sale sign replaced by a new sign - Beware of Dog! Always curious, Martha investigates and discovers that there's a new dog in town, a blustering tough-dog named Bob. He's big and mean, and even Martha reluctantly concedes that he may be a bad dog. Martha will have to keep all her canine wits about her to protect her buddies and herself from the savage bully. Fortunately, she makes the acquaintance of a long-winded Parrot, and together the talkative duo may be able to restore peace to the neighborhood. In this hilarious new escapade by Susan Meddaugh, Martha is back, busily proving that there's no substitute for the simple power of praise for taming the toughest old dogs.
Martha loves her daily walk. She enjoys sniVing and scratching with her pals down by the hydrant. But thereand#8217;s a new dog in the neighborhood, a blustering bully named Bob. Heand#8217;s big and mean, and even Martha reluctantly concedes that he may be a BAD DOG.
No one appreciates the gift of words more than Martha. Unfortunately, when Bob escapes from his yard, heand#8217;s not in the mood for conversation. Defending herself, Martha comes to understand the power of words to hurt or heal.
Marthaand#8217;s family has a little surprise for her and#151; a puppy. Marthaand#8217;s world is turned topsy-turvy as she attempts to adjust to Skits, the exuberant, unabashed addition to the household. After the initial chaos, all seems to be going along quite smoothly until Skits does the unforgivable and#151; crashes into Marthaand#8217;s bowl of alphabet soup, spilling it everywhere. Martha decides she can no longer just watch from the safety of her chair. She must take charge and lay down the law for the pup. But when the family insists that Skits be more like Martha, something terrible happens! Itand#8217;s up to Martha to help Skits realize just how special he is.
Something's wrong with Martha, the talking dog! She has eaten her daily bowl of alphabet soup, but when she opens her mouth to speak, strange sounds come out instead of words. Fortunately her nose still works, and she follows it to the source of the mystery.
What do people really want from a dog? When Otis Weaselgraft opens up his Perfect Pup Institute, promising to train even the most drooling, barking, scratching, squirrel-chasing dog to be perfectly obedient in only three steps, Martha smells a rat. She knows dogs are already perfect. But Weaselgraft claims he can make manand#8217;s best friend even better. Word of his amazing program spreads through the neighborhoodand#151;soon half the dogs in town are enrolled at the Perfect Pup Institute. But thereand#8217;s something strange about the Perfect Pup graduates, and Martha is determined to find out what it is . . .
When Otis Weaselgraft opens his Perfect Pup Institute, promising to train even the most drooling, barking, scratching, squirrel-chasing dog to be perfectly obedient in three easy steps, Martha smells a rat. Thereand#8217;s something very strange about the Perfect Pup graduates, and Martha is determined to find out what it is!
Every homeand#160;should haveand#160;a crocodile!Splish, splash. Over fifty years ago, the Primms moved into the house on East 88th street and found a crocodile soaking in the bathtub. Since then, Lyle has won the hearts of all he meets. This anniversary collection features an introduction by Bernard Waber, Lyleandrsquo;s creator, an MP3 download of Mr.Waber reading Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, and four complete books:The House on East 88th StreetLyle, Lyle, CrocodileLyle and the Birthday PartyLyle Walks the Dogs
Thisand#160;treasury features a special introduction and five full-length picture booksandmdash;Five Little Monkeys Jumping on a Bed, Five Little Monkeys Bake a Cake, Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree, Five Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do, and Five Little Monkeys Wash the Carandmdash;as well as a lesson on how to draw your own fabulous monkeys. Sheets of colorful stickers and musical notation round out this amazing collection. Itandrsquo;s the perfect addition to any childandrsquo;s classic library.
About the Author
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.
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