Martha has a new favourite word. And that word is 'MINE!' Martha has officially mastered apologizing. Unfortunately, she still has a lot to learn about sharing. And while I can't say she learns to love it, she does learn that having all the toys to yourself means you have to play all by yourself, too. Not so much fun! The good news is that readers learn the importance of sharing as they observe Martha's stubbornness, her (ultimate) regret and her decision to do the right thing. Martha isn't perfect but she's learning. And that's what matters most.
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Samantha Berger is the VP of Animation Extra Content at Nickelodeon, where she has worked for over 10 years. Before that, she was an Editor at Scholastic Books. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Bruce Whatley is one of Australia's best-loved and most-respected author-illustrators. His most recent books include the enormously successful and award-winning Diary of a Wombat series,From School Library Journal:
PreS–After learning how to apologize in Martha Doesn't Say Sorry (Little, Brown, 2009), the stubborn little otter returns to master a new lesson. She overuses “mine,” her new favorite word, until she is left performing magic tricks without an audience, putting on puppet shows with only one puppet, and playing Ping-Pong without a partner. Through the gentle encouragement of her parents, Martha realizes that she can have more fun if she shares. The watercolor and colored-pencil drawings, with few props and no backgrounds, focus on each character's body language and facial expressions. Through her scowl, up-turned snout, and raised eyebrows, Martha's feelings should be readily evident to youngsters. The simple story line offers nothing new, but fans of other girly animal characters like Kevin Henkes's Lilly, Ian Falconer's Olivia, and Russell and Lillian Hobans' Frances will gravitate toward the lavender cover and feminine accent font.Rachel Kamin, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL
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Book Description Little, Brown Young Readers, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110316126357
Book Description Little, Brown Young Readers, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0316126357