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George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends

Last updated Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Author: James Marshall
Illustrator: James Marshall
Date of Publication: 1974
ISBN: 0395166195
Grade Level: Kindergarten    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Feb. 2003

Synopsis: (from the publisher) George and Martha, two hippopotamuses created by the singular talent of James Marshall, have entertained, intrigued, and delighted readers of all ages for the past quarter of a century. The portly animals have also taught us, in a humorous way, about what it means to be a true friend.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make a hippo mask with a gold tooth.
•  Draw your own flying machine and who would ride in it.
•  Draw you and your friends having an adventure with George and Martha.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!