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Martha Speaks: Shelter Dog Blues

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Lively talking-dog adventure fosters vocabulary, compassion.

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With its comedy-of-errors humor and vibrant, cartoonish watercolor-and-ink drawings, this fun book engages and informs readers, offering lessons in gratitude, kindness, positivity -- and vocabulary. Martha the dog finds herself in all kinds of silly binds, usually of her own doing, but through her learning process, readers, too, learn how to navigate the world and act with decency.

Kids who like dogs will love imagining the possibilities of a talking dog, and parents can appreciate the intelligence and compassion displayed in these fun books. Bonus features include a vocabulary quiz at the end and tips on pet adoption.

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