George and Martha: Full of Surprises by James Marshall
Age: Beginning Reader (K-1st grade)
Houghton Mifflin, 1976
9780547144214 / 29 pages
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.