Martha and Skits
Publication Date: September 2000
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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.
"Using her customary combination of deadpan commentary, comical voice-bubble asides and witty drawings, Meddaugh takes an accurate look at puppy behavior." Publishers Weekly, starred review (8/7/00) Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Fans of this talking dog will be charmed by this story about the new puppy that comes into the family." School Library Journal (8/00) School Library Journal
"This has all the fun that children have come to expect from Martha’s appealing adventures." Booklist Booklist, ALA
"Plain, savvy Martha and big, dorky Skits are an endearing canine pair, and Martha fans will lap this up." The Bulletin 11/00 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Book Award