Skip to main content
Cover for Martha doesn't say sorry!

Martha doesn't say sorry!

Samantha Berger, Bruce Whatley (Illustrator)


List Price: 15.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Arabic (2/25/2018)

Summer 2009 Kids' List

“For every mother who worries that her child might not pass the Emily Post test, Martha is the perfect little otter. Perfect except when she won't say 'I'm sorry.' The delightful illustrations enhance the enjoyment that everyone will share by reading this over and over again.”
— Valerie Koehler, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX
View the List


Adorably clad in her pink dress and matching headband, Martha is ready to do just about anything-except say those three little words: I am sorry. But when this sweet but stubborn otter learns that niceties like cookies, piggyback rides, and hugs are for people who apologize our mischievous heroine learns the ultimately rewarding feeling that comes with saying she's sorry.

Parents and kids alike will embrace the hilarious watercolor illustrations and the irreverent humor throughout in this pitch-perfect picture book that offers the gentlest of lessons.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316066822, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009

About the Author

Samantha Berger has written picture books including What If..., Crankenstein and A Crankenstein Valentine, Witch Spa, Snoozefest, Santa's Reindeer Games, and Martha Doesn't Say Sorry, which won a Parent's Choice Award Honor. When she isn't writing, she's doing voice-overs, traveling the world, and helping rescue dogs. Samantha splits her time between New York City and California.