Recommended Reading: How Martha Saved Her Parents

Every Wednesday I’ll share the best of what I have been reading. Old books, new books, red books, blue books. Books that have found a place on my shelves and in my heart.

Books will be grouped into three categories: Recommended, Highly Recommended, and You must read this. Add your thoughts in the comment section.

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Title: How Martha Saved her Parents from Green Beans

Author: David LaRochelle

Illustrator: Mark Fearing

Highly Recommended

Publisher’s Summary: Martha HATES green beans. When some mean, green bandits stroll into town, anyone who ever said "Eat your green beans" is in big trouble. But when the beans kidnap Martha's parents, Martha is forced to take action. She can think of only one way to stop the villainous veggies from taking over her town, and it’s not pretty...or tasty. Featuring absurdly funny text and illustrations with attitude, this is a hilarious read for everyone – even the pickiest of eaters.

Picture Book: 32 pages

Favorite quote: “But even Martha did not know how bad green beans could be. Not until the day that band of mean green beans swaggered into town. These beans had black beady eyes and long curly mustaches. They wore tall cowboy hats and sharp pointy boots.”

ISBN#: 9780803737662

Pub. Date: April 2013

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Other books by the same author: Arlo's ARTrageous Adventure!, It's a Tiger!, Absolutely, Positively Not


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