George and Martha

George and Martha are hippos, huge hippos who are good friends. Not just good friends – great friends.

George and Martha by James Marshall introduces young readers to the two hippos in two different stories: Split Pea Soup and The Flying Machine.

In both stories, George and Martha face a dilemma. How will George tell Martha, who loves to make split pea soup, that he doesn’t like it? And in the second, George wants to be the first in his species to fly, but how will he get off the ground?

Fortunately, they figure it out – and not in the way you might think. Also fortunately, many more books follow the first, sure to delight beginning readers with their friendship and antics.

Recommended for children ready to read beginning chapter books, about ages 4 to 7.

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