George and Martha (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

George and Martha (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by James Marshall

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Two lovable hippos teach the meaning of friendship in five separate vignettes: "Split Pea Soup," "The Flying Machine," "The Tub," "The Mirror," "The Tooth."  See more details below


Two lovable hippos teach the meaning of friendship in five separate vignettes: "Split Pea Soup," "The Flying Machine," "The Tub," "The Mirror," "The Tooth."

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The full weight of a meaningful friendship is once again explored through a series of stories about everyone's favorite hefty hippos. Ages 4-8. (March)
"The secret of Mr. Marshall's success lies not just in the freshness of his sense of the ridiculous, but in the carefulness of his control and editorial judgment."
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
One of children's greatest pre-reading joys is discovering the connection between the print they see and the words they hear while listening to books on tape. Suddenly, as they listen to a tape, and turn the pages when a beep sounds, they have a new sense of accomplishment. A child gifted with auditory talents may recite a story or a hunk of a book or a refrain, and delight in "reading" by him or herself. Two wonderful classics, George and Martha One Fine Day and George and Martha Back in Town, have just been released in tape-book format. Both of these collections of short stories about the friendship between two hippos are silly and endearing. 2000, Houghton Mifflin, Ages 4 to 7, $9.95. Reviewer: Susie Wilde
Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
This delightful easy reader offers two humorous stories about hippo friends George and Martha. The succinct first tale about split pea soup shows how friends can work something out even if they are concerned about hurting one another's feelings. The simple lesson is one to which children can relate. The second story deals with George trying to fly in a hot air balloon but being too heavy for it to lift off. In his attempt to lighten the load, George gets out and the balloon takes off without him. Martha is happy with the outcome knowing that George is safe on the ground with her. Both stories are entertaining and presented in a welcome format that children can read independently. Only a few sentences appear on each text page, while comical illustrations are plentiful and will draw a second look from readers. The illustrations will help readers decipher the text. Add this book to early-grade classroom shelves in order to help children read something fun on their own. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury

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San Val, Incorporated
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George and Martha Series
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7.25(w) x (h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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George and Martha 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
mom2boysNC More than 1 year ago
I loved George and Martha when I was a child. I read every book my school library had. When one of my boys wanted a book on hippos, George and Martha came up on my search and I rediscovered them. Now my boys beg to read our collection. It has been so great to share. The stories are perfect for second grade, not too babyish and not too mature. And we always read more than one!
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The story called 'The Tub' is totally inappropriate for children and I'm very surprised that it was allowed in a children's book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember when i was a little girl, these were my absolute favorite books. I now love hippos because of these books. These are great books and little kids will love them! I know i did!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the George and Martha stories because they are so honest and refreshing (and blunt, at times). The ways in which the two hippos interact is always hysterical. The stories are simple enough to read to children, but the pictures are complex enough to keep my college-aged friends entertained, as well!