Susan Meddaugh was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from Wheaton College, where she studied French literature and fine arts. After working briefly with an advertising agency in New York, she moved to Boston and worked at a publishing company for ten years, first as a designer, then art editor, and finally as art director. While there, she did the illustrations for GOOD STONES (Houghton Mifflin) by Anne Epstein, and then decided to strike out on her own as a freelance illustrator and creator of children's books. Since that time, Susan has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including MARTHA SPEAKS, which was chosen as a NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book for 1992. In 1998 she was awarded the New England Book Award, given by the New England Booksellers Association to recognize a body of work. Her work also was acknowledged with a New York Times Best Illustrated Award. She lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts.
When Helen and her family bring Martha home from the pound as a puppy, she barks and woofs like any other dog. But when Helen feeds her a bowl of alphabet soup Martha begins to speak! Meet Martha and her family in this book based on the PBS TV show and learn how fun and challenging living with a talking dog can be.
Emerging readers will learn to decode simple sentences in two languages (which are clearly set in different colors) in this book that's perfect for four-to-eight-year-old bilingual kids and new language learners. Bonus flash cards help drive home new vocabulary. For more Martha antics, visit www.marthathetalkingdog.com
Meet Martha the talking dog from PBS's hit TV show. This bilingual Spanish/English Level 1 Reader, with languages set in two easy-to-read colors, includes bonus flash cards.