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Martha Calling (Martha Speaks)

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Martha's back and this time she's talking up a storm on the telephone! When she wins a free weekend for her and her family at the Come-On-Inn, the trouble really begins.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 26th 1996 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1994)
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Heidi
An interesting story of what it might be like for a dog who can talk. I enjoyed some of the humor in the book (especially the toupee). A fun read. Would never work for a storytime because of all the speech bubbles. But a great lap-sit. And probably one animal lovers would very much enjoy.
Cathy
May 21, 2009 Cathy rated it it was amazing
There was one scene in this book that made me laugh out loud. Another great entry by Susan Meddaugh in her Martha series. Everyone knows I'm a sucker for dogs, but I'd bet that any kid would like this one, and many adults, too.
Patricia
Dec 19, 2011 Patricia rated it liked it
Shelves: children-picture
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Rosa Cline
Jun 15, 2015 Rosa Cline rated it it was ok
Shelves: kids
This was an okay Martha the talking dog book. It is the beginning book to explain how Martha started talking and what she does to help fellow dogs to be included more.
Shaundell
Martha is a unique dog who loves letters and can talk. One day, after hearing a radio contest, calls in with the right answer and her family wins a trip to the Come-On-Inn. However, no dogs are allowed! Martha, in disguise, manages to create quite a scene and then uses her words to smooth things over with the hotel management and guests, and even manages to get hired on as a part-time employee!

The Martha books are adorable and one of our favorite series!
Ashely
Jan 24, 2011 Ashely rated it it was amazing
An interesting story of what it might be like for a dog who can talk. I enjoyed some of the humor in the book (especially the toupee). A fun read. Would never work for a storytime because of all the speech bubbles. But a great lap-sit. And probably one animal lovers would very much enjoy.
Dylan & Belle at LearnPlayFun
Rated and reviewed by Dylan, age 7:

This book is about a dog who eats alphabet soup. Martha talks and she wins a trip but no dogs are allowed. My favorite part was when she said isn't it time for my dinner, right at the beginning. And also when she told everyone she was mad.
Marie
Feb 06, 2010 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: from-library
Martha the talking dog from Martha Speaks is back and talking on the phone to the butcher, the grocer, her friends...just about anyone. My 4-year-old daughter wanted to feed alphabet soup to our dog so she could speak English. Second in a series.
Rima Halig
Apr 14, 2011 Rima Halig rated it liked it
Shelves: for-fun
A fun book to read if you have some extra time in the classroom. About a dog who loves to talk so much, people dont even know they are talking to a dog when they are on the phone!
Alexandria
Dec 18, 2011 Alexandria rated it really liked it
Martha is always on the phone for something like a meat delivery, 911, game shows, the president, and the dog pound.
Samantha
Dec 18, 2011 Samantha rated it liked it
Recommended to Samantha by: Alexandria King
I love Martha!!! Whenever I read Martha, I always want to go buy a dog...oh well. Soon. =)
Jenny
Jan 17, 2016 Jenny rated it really liked it
Martha's back! Same fun plot of a lovable, talking dog that everyone loves.
Jenni
Mar 28, 2009 Jenni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 1st to 3rd grade children
Although not as good as Martha Speaks, it is still a fun book.
Melanie
On the fence with classifying it favorite characters.
Rachel
Sep 09, 2010 Rachel rated it liked it
Another fun Martha story, great theme of acceptance.
Cana
Aug 19, 2009 Cana rated it really liked it
Mommy says: We love Martha!
Laura
Aug 01, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
Martha calling the meat shop.
Christi
Sep 10, 2011 Christi rated it really liked it
Talking dogs never get old
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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 ...more
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