Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 20: Martha Speaks

My son loves to pretend that he is different animal characters on a regular basis.  Lately, I've been having a hard time keeping track of who he is at any given moment.  Oftentimes, he's Curious George.  (If we're all home, my husband is the man with the yellow hat, I am Professor Wiseman, and my daughter is the doorman's little dachsund, Hundley.)  Other times, he is Mudge (of Henry and Mudge fame), or a little dog from the Clifford television show named Hamburger.  For the past two days, though, he has been Martha from Martha Speaks, so he thought we should make that book today's featured story.  I also just learned that the author, Susan Meddaugh, lives two towns away from us in Sherborn, which I thought was pretty cool.  If you have a preschooler who watches PBS, you've probably seen or heard of the Martha Speaks TV show which is based on the book.  We don't really watch it (not because it isn't good,) but we do love the story.  If you aren't familiar with Martha, she is an outspoken dog who is able to talk after eating alphabet soup.  The story line of Martha Speaks is cute, silly, and fun to read, but I think I enjoy the commentary that Meddaugh adds into her illustrations more than the plot itself.  My son loves the silly things Martha says and does, and my husband and I are amused by her colloquialisms and witty comments.  It's a fun book for parents and kids (and talking dogs,) alike.


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