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Good Read-Aloud! (Martha Learns Sharing is More Fun Than Stuff)

  • Oct 19, 2010
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Martha has a new favorite word.
And that word is MINE!

She says it about her pancakes.
She says it about her scooter.
She says it about her dollhouse.
She says it about her blanket, too.

In the Samantha Berger's first book, Martha learned about how it was important to say she was 'Sorry'. Now with that out of the way Martha is free to figure out this whole 'sharing' thing. You see, Martha has a little brother, Edwin, and she absolutely does not want to share with him. Not her toys, her blanket, the family lava lamp or even a potted plant. No, with her it's mine, mine, MINE!

The family resolves this problem--*spoiler here* -- in a gentle fashion by leaving Martha with all of these things she covets so much. And guess what? As all we big folk know, it's not so fun to be all by yourself with only things. No,, it's a heap more fun to have someone to play with, and playing with someone does mean sharing.


My hub and I love the gentle approach that Samantha promotes to resolve this problem. There's no shouting or lecturing, Martha just gets exposed to the 'natural' consequences of her actions.

The kids and I love Bruce Whatley's drawings. Martha and her family are so expressive and huggable, and baby Edwin is an adorable toddler with his wee binkie.

This is a pretty book in my favorite shade of lavender. The jacket has the big picture of Martha, but the actual cover has a smaller silhouette of 'our girl' with her nose in the air.

Good Read-aloud. Good story that kids can relate to.

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Martha Doesn't Share
  • Accelerated Reading level : generic 2
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 7, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0316073679
Martha Doesn't Say Sorry

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