Sunday, July 22, 2012

Good Luck, Martha

Good Luck, Martha
Susan Meddaugh

            Martha, the talking dog, is petrified that she is cursed. Martha lives with her friend Helen. She hears about bad luck from Carole, another friend. She begins to wonder if she is cursed after walking under a ladder and breaking a mirror. She sees people stumbling and making mistakes around her and makes the assumption that her bad luck is contagious. Helen is finally able to convince Martha that mistakes happen and none of the things that she saw were happening because of a curse. This book was fun and easy to read. The illustrations fit well with the story and were very humorous. The story did a great job of explaining superstitions. The difficulty of the words fit well with the level given on the front of the book. Both web addresses on the back of the book include places to purchase more books and places for children to play games and learn more about Martha and the lessons she teaches.
This book is for ages 4 to 8.

I received this book free of charge from Children's Literature in exchange for my honest review. 

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