Martha and Skits by Susan Meddaugh

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Martha’s family has a little surprise for her — a puppy. Martha’s world is turned topsy-turvy as she attempts to adjust to Skits, the exuberant, unabashed addition to the household. After the initial chaos, all seems to be going along quite smoothly until Skits does the unforgivable — crashes into Martha’s bowl of alphabet soup, spilling it everywhere. Martha decides she can no longer just watch from the safety of her chair. She must take charge and lay down the law for the pup. But when the family insists that Skits be more like Martha, something terrible happens! It’s up to Martha to help Skits realize just how special he is.
 

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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 STONES (Houghton Mifflin) by Anne Epstein, and then decided to strike out on her own as a freelance illustrator and creator of children's books. Since that time, Susan has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including MARTHA SPEAKS, which was chosen as a NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book for 1992. In 1998 she was awarded the New England Book Award, given by the New England Booksellers Association to recognize a body of work. Her work also was acknowledged with a New York Times Best Illustrated Award. She lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts.
 
Published September 25, 2000 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Corporate downsizing has a dismaying effect on the loquacious, alphabet-soup-slurping heroine of Martha Speaks (1992) and Martha Calling (1994).

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Martha, the dog who took alphabet soup to new heights, smells a rat when the dogs in her neighborhood start behaving too obediently after a course with Otis Weaselgraft’s Perfect Pup Institute.

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Words can heal—that’s the moral Martha (Martha Blah Blah, 1996, etc.) the talking dog unexpectedly learns when she tangles with Bob, the “BAD DOG” of the neighborhood.

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From her favorite easy chair, Martha looks on benevolently as Skits, a new little companion, creates total puppy chaos indoors and out, developing from an “equal opportunity chaser and chewer” to a specialist in snagging “anything airborne.” Soon “little” Skits is little no longer—but not even tw...

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In this fifth Martha adventure, the talking dog hears a phrase well known to middle-aged pets: Meet your new brother. Martha's owners introduce a brown puppy, Skits, who chews random household obj

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With the arrival of Martha, Lassie had best look to her canine laurels.

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While Meddaugh's Martha Calling essentially reprised the hilarious Martha Speaks, this third volume teaches the talking dog new tricks.

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Bob's bearded owner is ""just as ferocious,"" berating his pet with the words, ""Bad dog Bob!

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In Meddaugh's sixth Martha episode, the talking dog turns Nancy Drew to foil a crooked dog trainer and his craven accomplice.

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In this fifth Martha adventure, the talking dog hears a phrase well known to middle-aged pets: Meet your new brother. Martha's owners introduce a brown puppy, Skits, who chews random household obj

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