Meddaugh, Susan. Martha Speaks: A Winter’s Tail, 24 pgs. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books, 2011. $12.99. Back cover: “Puppy Skits loves to chase things-balls, Frisbees, chew toys, even hockey pucks. But when Skits chases a hockey puck onto thin ice, the children can’t figure out how to save him. Can Martha?” This book would be loved by younger children who watch PBS Kids. It is a cute story, but I don’t see a lot of application to the classroom. Pre-K. EL (K-3). OPTIONAL. Reviewer: SL.