“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Martha Speaks: Farm Dog Martha. Adaptation by Karen Barss. Based on the characters created by Susan Meddaugh. Houghton Mifflin. c., 2009.
Reading Level: 5-7 years
Synopsis: Martha, the dog, is visiting a farm for the first time. She helps out C.K. with the chores but the sheep and chickens end up in the house. As soon as Martha thinks she isn’t the right dog to be on the farm, she saves the farm animals by coming to the rescue.
Rationale for Classroom Use: This book could be used to talk about the different jobs that could be done a farm or what types of animals live on a farm.
Common Core Connection: This book could be used to answer questions about key details in the story or to retell the story.