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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Perfectly Martha

Perfectly Martha

Fall 2004 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Susan Meddaugh
ISBN: 061837857X
Hardcover Price: $15.00
Review:
This is Martha’s sixth appearance in print (her second with Skits) and this time the canine pair conspires to solve a mystery. Meddaugh leaves her readers in no doubt about the evil intentions of Otis Weaslgraft and his “Perfect Pup Institute,” a training school where dogs are turned into robots. Martha is, as always, a fun addition to library collections and this entry is no exception: a pleasant continuation of a pleasant series.
Kristi Elle Jemtegaard   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Kristi Elle Jemtegaard is the Coordinator of Youth Services for the Arlington Public Library system. She has taught courses on children’s and young adult literature at the Catholic University of America and the University of Virginia. She has served on both the Newbery and Caldecott Award Committees of the American Library Association and has chaired the Notable Children’s Recordings Committee and the May Hill Arbuthnot Award Committee. She is a member and past president of the Children’s Book Guild of Washington DC and has chaired the Washington Post–Book Guild Nonfiction Award Committee. She is a founding member of Capitol Choices, an organization of professionals in the field of children’s literature in the greater Washington DC area. She regularly reviews children’s literature and audio productions for a variety of national publications.


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