Book Reviews of Martha Speaks

Martha Speaks
Martha Speaks
Author: Susan Meddaugh
ISBN-13: 9780395729526
ISBN-10: 0395729521
Publication Date: 3/27/1995
Pages: 32
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Martha is a very cute woof that an amazing thing happens to-her people feed her alphabet soup and the letters go to her brain and she speaks. She has so much to say to them but she doesn't know when to be silent so finally they tell her to "shut up". She doesn't speak for days but when she needs to she's unable until an unexpected event occurs. I can't give the ending away. Very cute drawings and a good book to talk about the words we speak and why it hurts others' feelings when they're told to shut up.
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Cute childrens book about a dog who eats alphabet soup and then is able to talk!
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Martha's family is in for a surprise when they feed her some left over alphabet soup! She starts speaking as the letters went directly to her brain instead of her tummy. She gets fed a can every day and the family finds that Martha speaks her mind. They have to explain that you cannot say everything you think...until they tell her "Martha Shut up!" and she does. When someone breaks into their home she calls the police and realizes only woofs and barks come out. She goes to the kitchen growling and barking. The criminal tries to quiet her and places a pot of alphabet soup on the floor thinking he will keep her'll have to read the story to find out the ending. I like the drawings of Martha because they remind me of my woof.

Another member had sent me a message about the book noted they did not like the part where they tell Martha to shut up. However, the book can be used to show why we don't say that to others and use please be quiet. I enjoyed the book and would still read it to my grandchildren and explain why we don't always say everything we think and why we don't say "shut up" to someone.
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All chatterboxes, siblings and parents of chatterboxes, and those who know dogs that would probably be chatterboxes will love this one.