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Martha Doesn’t Say Sorry!

Martha Doesn’t Say Sorry

By Samantha Berger, illustrated by Bruce Whatley

Genre: Picture Book

Curriculum Subjects: Discipline, Character Development, Lessons, Manners

Grade: P-1


Adorably clad in her pink dress and matching headband, Martha is ready to do just about anything-except say those three little words: I am sorry. But when this sweet but stubborn otter learns that niceties like cookies, piggyback rides, and hugs are for people who apologize our mischievous heroine learns the ultimately rewarding feeling that comes with saying she’s sorry.


Parents and kids alike will embrace the hilarious watercolor illustrations and the irreverent humor throughout in this pitch-perfect picture book that offers the gentlest of lessons.


★ “Youngsters will recognize Martha’s struggle, and they’ll appreciate this additional perspective on the fact that, in life as in Elton John, “sorry” can be the hardest word.” —The Bulletin (BCCB)