Martha Walks the Dog

by Susan Meddaugh

Martha loves her daily walk. She enjoys sniVing and scratching with her pals down by the hydrant. But there’s a new dog in the neighborhood, a blustering bully named Bob. He’s big and mean, and even Martha reluctantly concedes that he may be a BAD DOG.
No one appreciates the gift of words more than Martha. Unfortunately, when Bob escapes from his yard, he’s not in the mood for conversation. Defending herself, Martha comes to understand the power of words to hurt or heal.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618380053
  • ISBN-10: 0618380051
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 09/29/2003
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

Martha loves her daily walks. She enjoys sniffing and scratching with her pals down by the hydrant. But today something is different. A house down the street has been sold, the for sale sign replaced by a new sign - Beware of Dog! Always curious, Martha investigates and discovers that there's a new dog in town, a blustering tough-dog named Bob. He's big and mean, and even Martha reluctantly concedes that he may be a bad dog. Martha will have to keep all her canine wits about her to protect her buddies and herself from the savage bully. Fortunately, she makes the acquaintance of a long-winded Parrot, and together the talkative duo may be able to restore peace to the neighborhood. In this hilarious new escapade by Susan Meddaugh, Martha is back, busily proving that there's no substitute for the simple power of praise for taming the toughest old dogs.

About the author
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.