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George and Martha: Full of Surprises

on December 15, 2011

George and Martha, full of surprises

George and Martha: Full of Surprises by James Marshall

Age: Beginning Reader (K-1st grade)

Genre: Humor

Houghton Mifflin, 1976

9780547144214 / 29 pages

Find this book at your local library 

One day, George surprises Martha with a big scare. Now he’s left to wonder and wait if Martha will try to scare him back.

The George and Martha books are such a delight to read, even though they were written in 1976. The illustrations are simple, and are placed on every other page. The script is short, filled with dialogue. Marshall does a great job of introducing new vocabulary and concepts in his books. I think the kids that enjoy the George and Martha books will definitely enjoy the Elephant and Piggy books by Mo Willems and the Harold and Mudge books as well.

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