Today we’ve a review ‘for little ones’ by Wendy..
Martha, No! – Edward Hardy
Meet Martha Felicity Molly-Anne May – let her bring chaos into your day. She’s the naughtiest girl you’ll ever meet, even Mary Poppins would be knocked off her feet! When Martha spends the day with Miss Harrington-Chive, the new nanny gets more than she’s bargained for. At the bandstand, at the science Museum and at the restaurant, this poor childminder finds herself screaming – Martha, No!
A story book about a little girl called Martha and what she gets up to with Nannies that her Mum hires to look after her.
The book is written on the premise that Martha looks sweet but that she’s already ‘lost’ 10 Nannies this year alone and is based on a day out with the latest recruit.
The saying ‘Martha No!’ is used after each adventure, such as sitting in the mouth of a Tyrannosaurus Skelton or drawing on a gallery wall. At the end of the book it changes to Yes when Martha’s Mum says that they will no longer hire a nanny but that they’ll manage with just be the two of them, the same as had been at the start.
It is written in a rhyming style that flows very nicely and is an ideal size story for bedtime. There are illustrations that follow the story and illustrate Martha’s adventures very well.
My three year old loves this story and if he can beat his sister to it shouts out the ‘Martha No’ parts.
My five year old enjoyed the book and thought the book was very funny and loved shouting out the ‘Martha No’ parts. She was also able to read some of the story and this was helped by the illustrations.
This book has become a firm favourite in our house and is read most nights. I would certainly recommend it and will be looking for more by this author.
Thanks, Wendy. Thanks to Egmont books for sending us a copy.