Helen is down in the dumps when her drawing doesn’t win an art competition, so her mom decides to bake a cake to cheer her up. But when a last-minute order comes in at the flower shop, the family dogs Martha and Skits, decide to take over Mom's duties. Do two dogs without thumbs, armed with a how-to cooking DVD, have what it takes to bake?
Includes a fun and delicious cheer-up cake recipe, as well as a list of baking term definitions.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Series:||Martha Speaks Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Lexile:||380L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About 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.