Synopses & Reviews
Marthaand#8212;aka agent K9-002and#8212;is on a top-secret mission to expose the criminals who try to steal Granny Floand#8217;s soup formula. Can Martha stop the crooks before they put Granny Floand#8212;and Marthaand#8217;s speaking voiceand#8212;out of commission? The life of a secret agent dog turns out to be much more complicated than sipping on toilet-water martinis (as Martha imagines the glamourous spy life to be). Brave and undaunted, Martha enters a world of doggy surveillance, high-tech gadgets, and unlikely suspects in order to catch the evil soup thieves. Includes special do-it-yourself detective activity section (doesnand#8217;t require writing in the book)!
The new Martha Speaks chapter book takes Martha where no talking dog has gone beforeand#8212;outer space! With a create-your-own-comic book activity and a glossary of new vocabulary included, this book guarantees out-of-this-world fun for young readers!
When Helen and Martha help T.D. write a comic book for his science project, they suddenly find themselves written into the story!and#160;Spacedog Marthaand#160;tries to evade the pesky spacecats and their radioactive hairballs, while Commander Helenand#160;leads a mission to retrieve all of the socks that have gotten lost in space.and#160;Just when Martha thinks her space adventures are over, she wakes up on the Planet of Dogs. As one of dozens of space dog clones,and#160;Martha must use her new alien powers on a special mission to Earth. With a create-your-own comic book activity and a glossary of new vocabulary, this book guarantees out-of-this-world fun forand#160;young readers!
Marthas family and Skits are going out west on vacation, and Martha doesnt want to be left behind. But that cargo hold where dogs have to travel sounds scary. Martha has to prove that shes no scaredydog if she wants to go on the trip. After they arrive, Martha is so excited to go on a cattle drive through Montana. But Cookie the cowhand isnt so sure that Martha is fit for the trip after she causes a stampede. Can Martha show Cookie that she has what it takes to be at home on the range?
Includes a glossary, instructions on creating your own travel journal, and a fun western word activity.
Martha learns that thieves are trying to steal Grannys secret alphabet soup recipe, and its up to her to stop them! Martha—a.k.a. agent K9-002—is on a secret mission to expose the criminals trying to steal Granny Flos soup formula. But the life of a secret agent dog turns out to be much more complicated than Martha imagines. She must enter a world of doggy surveillance, high-tech gadgets, and unlikely suspects to defeat the evil soup thieves and save the formula—and her speaking voice! Includes a glossary and a special secret agent activity section with a spy test, secret code, and instructions on how to become a master of disguise.
About the Author
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