Martha doesn't say sorry! (Hardcover)

By Samantha Berger, Bruce Whatley (Illustrator)

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

Publication Date: May 1, 2009

List Price: 15.99*
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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
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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.

About the Author

Samantha Berger has always loved children's books, cartoons, and comics waaay more than saying sorry. And she still does! She grew up (kinda) to write for Nickelodeon and create stories just like this one. she is the author of Martha Doesn't Say Sorry, Martha Doesn't Share, and Crankenstein. Samantha lives in New York City with her dog who never apologizes (even when she steals meatballs off the table).

Bruce Whatley never had to say sorry when he was little--at least that's what his Mum says. He still likes to play with crayons and paint. His most favorite thing in the world to paint is people. But they don't like it when he gets it in their ears! Oops...sorry! Bruce lives in Australia with his wife, Rosie, and their two grown-up children.