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Fireworks for All (Martha Speaks Series)

by Susan Meddaugh
     
 

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For Martha and the other dogs in town, Saturday-night fireworks are the worst part of summer—they are so scary to canines with their sensitive ears! Crabby Mrs. Demson couldn’t agree more. In fact, she’s collecting signatures for a petition to ban fireworks, and Martha is happy to add her pawprint to the list. But when Helen and her friends are

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For Martha and the other dogs in town, Saturday-night fireworks are the worst part of summer—they are so scary to canines with their sensitive ears! Crabby Mrs. Demson couldn’t agree more. In fact, she’s collecting signatures for a petition to ban fireworks, and Martha is happy to add her pawprint to the list. But when Helen and her friends are devastated about the fireworks ban, Martha realizes that she helped Mrs. Demson ruin their fun. Can Martha find a way to reverse the ban and still protect her doggy ears?

With fun word activities that highlight the new vocabulary, including a complete-the-sentence activity.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Martha has made it to TV so many kids know that she is a dog that can speak. This story is an adaptation of a screenplay by Dietrich Smith. It is a fairly straightforward story. The kids love fireworks, but the dogs do not because of the loud noise. A lady in town is actively working to get the fireworks stopped (why is never explained) and Martha and the dogs work hard to get as many people as possible to sign the petition to support that position. They succeed but the kids are really disappointed. Then Helen comes up with a possible solution to make the dogs and kids happy. The back cover offers a few activities for kids to try to see if they understood the story. It is interesting that when Martha speaks to people in the park they do not seem to find it the least bit strange to have a dog talking to them. A Level 1 book in the "green Light Readers" series—Guided reading Level J and Reading Recovery Level 17. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547428925
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/18/2011
Series:
Martha Speaks Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
379,373
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet 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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