When Martha's Away (Hardcover)

By Bruce Ingman

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780395723609, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1995

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Hardcover (12/28/2010)

List Price: 14.95*
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Hey Martha, when you go off to school, do you think your cat, Lionel, just sleeps all day? Well, boy, does Lionel have news for you! He reads the daily paper, called Cats Today; he pumps iron; he paints portraits of his neighbor, the glamorous Gladys from No. 34. And that's just his morning fun! Hey reader, sit back and laugh as Lionel reveals, at long last, the secret life of cats. Martha's not the only one who will be surprised.

Praise For When Martha's Away

"Oversized and irresistible, Ingman's first book features gestural paintings full of bright, bold colors, inventive typography, and a soupcon of sly humor. It will inspire laughs out loud from all readers, no matter what their ages." Kirkus Reviews