Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Martha Speaks: Martha Stinks! (Reader)

by Susan Meddaugh


A level 1 Green Light Reader based on PBS's popular TV show Martha Speaks. This simple reader features rebus images to help the youngest readers decode its simple text, plus stinky gross-out humor, full-color illustrations, and a rebus matching activity. This book is ideal for reluctant and beginning readers and anyone who loves stinky silliness! 

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544100121
ISBN-10: 0544100123
Pages: 24
Publication Date: 09/24/2013
Carton Quantity: 50
Grade Level: P,K,1,2,3
Age Range: 4,5,6,7,8


Martha the talking dog loves rolling in garbage. Martha's family loves Martha, but they DO NOT like how she smells! Finally, Dad puts his foot down: Until Martha takes a bath, she is not allowed in the house. When will their showdown over the freedom to stink end? As soon as possible, if Helen's plan to help Dad and Martha make amends works!

This level 1 Green Light Reader incorporates rebus images into a simple text for the earliest reader. With its gross-out humor and full-color illustrations, this reader based on PBS's popular TV show Martha Speaks is ideal for reluctant and beginning readers. Includes a rebus matching activity!

Susan Meddaugh

Susan Meddaugh was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from Wheaton College, where she studied French literature and fine arts. After working briefly with an advertising agency in New York, she moved to Boston and worked at a publishing company for ten years, first as a designer, then art editor, and finally as art director. While there, she did the illustrations for Good Stones (Houghton Mifflin) by Anne Epstein, and then decided to strike out on her own as a freelance illustrator and creator of children's books. Since that time, Susan has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including Martha Speaks, which was chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book for 1992. In 1998 she was awarded the New England Book Award, given by the New England Booksellers Association to recognize a body of work. Her work also was acknowledged with a New York Times Best Illustrated Award. She lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts. Read More