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Martha doesn't say sorry!

By Samantha Berger (Hardcover Book, 2009)
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.



  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $15.99 US/$17.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316066822

    • On Sale Date: 05/01/2009

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book, Audiobook

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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.



Samantha Berger has always loved children's books, cartoons, and comics waaay more than saying sorry. And she still does! She grew up (kinda) to write for Nickelodeon and create stories just like this one. she is the author of Martha Doesn't Say Sorry, Martha Doesn't Share, and Crankenstein. Samantha lives in New York City with her dog who never apologizes (even when she steals meatballs off the table).

Bruce Whatley never had to say sorry when he was little--at least that's what his Mum says. He still likes to play with crayons and paint. His most favorite thing in the world to paint is people. But they don't like it when he gets it in their ears! Oops...sorry! Bruce lives in Australia with his wife, Rosie, and their two grown-up children.
  • * "Martha rather resembles a broad-beamed version of Henkes' Lilly; her noise-in-the-air pose shifts easily from superciliousness to hopfeul supplication of the towering growups. 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 (starred review)

  • "Whatley's representations of body language and facial expression powerfully complement the text. An enjoyable introduction to what could be a new beloved character." --Kirkus

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Martha doesn't say sorry!
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $15.99 US/$17.99 CAN
  • Pages: 40
  • Physical Dimensions: 11" x 8-1/2"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316066822
  • On Sale Date: 05/01/2009
Martha doesn't say sorry!