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by Susan Meddaugh

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.
Download Martha and Skits (Martha Speaks) epub
ISBN: 0618057765
ISBN13: 978-0618057764
Category: Children
Subcategory: Animals
Author: Susan Meddaugh
Language: English
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (September 25, 2000)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1742 kb
FB2 size: 1828 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 170
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We bought this for my 4-year-old son because he has several of the Martha Speaks books and watches the show on PBS and loves them both. He absolutely loves this book. We read it together and he can read it by himself, so it's at a great level for the little ones. He still laughs at certain parts with Skits. All-in-all, a great little book that my son loves.
These book series are wholesome, educational and very well written. The illustrations are so very cute!! I highly recommend them to anyone with children! This book teaches there is always room for one more!! I have read thousands of books through the years to our children, now Grandchildren and these books are simply CHARMING works of Art!!!
Rolling Flipper
The Martha books are one of mine (and my 5 year old son) favorite books! We have every book that has been published. When will Susan Menendaugh publish another? We love the Martha Speaks series on PBS.
In this episode, Martha's family brings home a new brother, Skits. At first, Martha is amused by his puppy antics. When Skits bothers her alphabet soup, she lays down the law-#1 She's the alpha, and #2 Don't mess with the alphabet soup. Skits specialized in "anything airborne"-bugs, balls, balloons. When Skits tried his first alphabet soup, it didn't go to his head and come out words like it did for Martha. He was sad because he knew he disappointed the family. But then he bit down on an angry yellowjacket, and in trying to run away from it, he got completely lost. Does he get back home? Who figures out how to find him? If you like a good laugh, and a good dog story, and if you believe there's something special about everyone - read Martha and Skits.
This story tells us how Skits come to be Martha's 'little brother'. How they all expected him to be able to talk after eating the alphabet soup like Martha but he doesn't. He feels the family is upset with him because he can't talk, but all is fine in the end.
brought this book home. my toddler recognized Martha and was immediately interested in reading it together. the parts where Skits pops the balloon and chases the ball down the staircase made her laugh out loud. Priceless!
Martha, a mature dog, is first amused and later annoyed by Skits a new puppy. It is fun to watch the relationship between wise Martha and spazzy Skits develop past annoyance and on to motherly concern. The book made me hungry for more Martha stories, especially the origin story, which explains how Martha's first taste of alphabet soup gave her the power of human speech.

The artwork makes me think of perennial New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, with its amusing, perplexed-looking people.