A Winter's Tail (Martha Speaks Series)

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Skits is terrified of hockey pucks, but why? Helen recounts the snow-day hockey game at the root of his fear. Back when Skits was a pup he was eager to participate in an outdoor hockey game, but he chased a puck straight past the goal line and onto thin ice! It's a good thing that good dog Martha was there to race to the rescue!
Includes fun vocabulary-building activities!
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Overview

Skits is terrified of hockey pucks, but why? Helen recounts the snow-day hockey game at the root of his fear. Back when Skits was a pup he was eager to participate in an outdoor hockey game, but he chased a puck straight past the goal line and onto thin ice! It's a good thing that good dog Martha was there to race to the rescue!
Includes fun vocabulary-building activities!
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The first page is set up like a comic strip and it gives readers an immediate introduction to Martha and how she came to speak. Then the actual story begins. Readers learn that Skits is afraid of hockey pucks. What a strange fear, but the story unfolds and Skits who had never seen snow is enticed to come outside. Then Alice is challenged by her brother to play a game of ice hockey. They mark off an out-of-bounds area where the ice is thin, but Skits really doesn't understand. When the puck heads out for the thin ice, Skits chases it and is trapped. It is up to Martha to go and get the adults and Dad certainly saves the day along with Martha whose ingenuity in using Mr. Chewy gets Skits to move off the thin ice. There is an additional twist at the end. The story and illustrations are based on the TV series teleplay written by Raye Lankford which in turn is based on the characters created by Susan Meddaugh. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547585192
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Series: Martha Speaks Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 639,218
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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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