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Martha Speaks: Toy Trouble

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Talking-dog adventure builds vocabulary, teaches sharing.

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MARTHA SPEAKS: TOY TROUBLE is a great introduction to Martha for beginning readers ready for problem-solving stories. Readers can puzzle over how to teach the dogs to play nice and take turns, share in Helen's frustration when they won't listen, and empathize with her sense of accomplishment as she finds a workable solution. The simple, evocative storyline, illustrated with cartoon-style drawings, keeps an easy, engaging pace for the beginner.

Kids who like dogs and the Martha series will find a relatable tale here, and parents can appreciate the new concepts, positive messages, and problem-solving.

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