Toy Trouble (Martha Speaks Series)
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Toy Trouble (Martha Speaks Series)

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by Susan Meddaugh
     
 

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When TD brings Martha and Skits a new chew toy, the two dogs can’t seem to stop fighting over who gets to play with it. Helen soon makes them watch a video (for babies!) about sharing and even threatens to take it away unless they can reach an agreement. After talks for trading toys break down, Martha comes up with a novel solution to the problem . . . will…  See more details below

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When TD brings Martha and Skits a new chew toy, the two dogs can’t seem to stop fighting over who gets to play with it. Helen soon makes them watch a video (for babies!) about sharing and even threatens to take it away unless they can reach an agreement. After talks for trading toys break down, Martha comes up with a novel solution to the problem . . . will Helen be satisfied? Includes fun vocabulary-building activities.

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Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
T.D. brings a toy squirrel for Martha and Skits to play with. The squirrel flies through the air making a skittering noise. Skits grabs the toy first and refuses to drop it until Helen intervenes. Then Martha hogs the toy and will not share. Helen takes the dogs inside and turns on a video. It shows puppets learning that it is more fun to share when playing together. The dogs agree to stop fighting and Martha invents a new game, called "Steal the Squirrel." The dogs have such a good time playing together that Helen wishes she could join in. The colorful, cartoonish illustrations feature Skits as a big brown dog and Martha as a smaller yellow canine. The pictures are framed at the top each page with the few lines of text below. This beginning to read book is an acceptable, although obviously didactic, choice for young readers. Part of the "Martha Speaks series." Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547210780
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
07/19/2010
Series:
Martha Speaks Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
782,297
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 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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