Thursday, October 13, 2011

Martha Speaks: Martha Camps Out by Karen Barss - ESSENTIAL

Barss, Karen. Martha Speaks: Martha Camps Out. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. $3.99. EARLY READER.

Martha, talking dog and star of PBS television show “Martha Speaks”, accompanies Helen and Alice on a camping trip to get their merit badge. Alice’s older brother Ronald tries to scare them by saying that there is a monster named Big Minnie. Helen doesn’t believe in monsters, but Martha is a little scared. The night when their camping they hear noises. The girls and dog, outsmart the older brother, and there’s a lovely twist at the end.

The illustrations are reminiscent of a comic book with word blurbs. Martha’s fans will no doubt be delighted to accompany her on this adventure. The title is also available in a Spanish Bilingual edition.

EL (K-3) – ESSENTIAL. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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