George and Martha (I Can Read Level 2) (Paperback)
Iconic best hippo friends George and Martha discover that, among other things, pouring split pea soup into your loafers to spare the chef's feelings is not the best-laid plan in this Level Two I Can Read.
With original art and text from Marshall's classic storybooks and themes that will resonate with beginning readers, these deeply humorous, deeply honest stories are sure to inspire a love of books and reading. In each of the short stories in this book, George and Martha model healthy ways to navigate the sometimes complicated waters of friendship. Includes "Spilt Pea Soup" and "The Flying Machine," plus games and activities to strengthen reading skills and comprehension.
George and Martha is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success.
About the Author
James Marshall (1942–1992) created dozens of exuberant and captivating books for children, including The Stupids, Miss Nelson Is Missing!, and the ever-popular George and Martha books. Before creating his canon of classic, hilarious children’s books, James Marshall played the viola, studied French, and received a master’s degree from Trinity College. He also doodled. It was the doodles, and the unforgettable characters that emerged from them, that led him to his life’s work as one of the finest creators of children’s books of the twentieth century. In 2007, James Marshall was posthumously awarded the Children's Literature Legacy Award for his lasting contribution to literature for children.
"The spare text, a treat for beginning readers or for sharing with pre-readers, perfectly matches the deceptively simple illustrations, which glow with humor and affection." — School Library Journal