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Perfectly Martha (Martha Speaks)
What do people really want from a dog? When Otis Weaselgraft opens up his Perfect Pup Institute, promising to train even the most drooling, barking, scratching, squirrel-chasing dog to be perfectly obedient in only three steps, Martha smells a rat. She knows dogs are already perfect. But Weaselgraft claims he can make man’s best friend even better. Word of his amazing prog ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 29th 2004 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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This story is about a dog named Martha who eats a bowl of alphabet soup and finds that she can talk because of it. I thought this book was very cute, well-written, and very well-illustrated. I thought that the idea for this book was very creative and humorous. Due to the story being about dogs and dogs talking, children would really enjoy this book and be fully engaged with it. Perfectly Martha is easy to read and would make a great book for younger readers who are just beginning to read.
Message to the socalled "Dog Whisperer: read this book and smell what crap you made with your life. When Martha the talking dog investigates claims that a scientist can calm a dog thru obedience technology and mind control, she herself almost ends up in big trouble when a helper locks her away and plans to use her vocal stylings for his own monetary gain. BAD HUMAN! (And Dog Whisperer, this means YOU! Word of advice: try actually whispering instead of controlling, and show affection w/o expectin ...more
It is a cute book. The story is a nice way of showing how telling the truth is better then telling a lie. It teaches children that telling a lie is bad and people will find out in the end. I will put this in my classroom library and use it when teaching about telling the truth.
Jul 13, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Jan 03, 2012 Samantha rated it liked it
Recommended to Samantha by: Alexandria King
There's a new dog trainer in town, and it appears that he finally has the stuff to give pet owners exactly what they want. But, Martha thinks he is hiding something. Martha is ready to sniff up some clues and unravel the mystery of the Perfectly Behaved pups. A fun story filled with plenty of laughs. =)
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 STONE ...moreMore about Susan Meddaugh...
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