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George and Martha Rise and Shine (1976)

by James Marshall

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I found this to be a cute story on friendship. I liked this book for a few different reasons. One reason being that the book was broken into five mini stories. Each of these stories showed a different aspect of their friendship, and each story took turns on which friend was helping the other. Such as when George made Martha soup to feel better, and in another story Martha held George’s hand because he was afraid. I also liked this book, because each mini story had different titles that foreshadowed what the story was going to be about. Such as the one story was entitled “picnic,” and the min story was about Martha trying to get George to go on a picnic.
The main message of this book was that friends help each other through their strengths and weaknesses. ( )
  CassandraQuigley | Mar 24, 2014 |
This book is a collection of five stories about two friends. They share adventures such as going to see a scary movie, studying fleas, learning to tell the truth, and starting an exclusive club. Their friendship grows stronger even when they have disagreements.

I enjoy the characters in this book. They are good friends, but they get mad at each other from time to time. The drawings are funny and greatly add to the content of the book.

This is a good read-aloud book, for the illustrations are large and visible from a distance. The book can be used in a lesson discussing friendship and proper ways of settling disagreements. ( )
  RebeccaStevens | Aug 22, 2010 |
A few short stories about the life of two hippopotamuses named George and Martha. Stories include The Picnic, The experiment, The Secret Club and more.
  alcrumpler | Mar 8, 2010 |
This is a book with five different short stories about two very good friends, George and Marsha. Children can learn lots of different lessons from these five stories. It is a book for K - 1st grades. It would be good for individual reading or a group reading.
  lhkitchens | Nov 8, 2009 |
George and Martha are best friends. They do everything together. They go to movies, go on picnics, take walks, and other things together. George is Martha's biggest fan. He even starts a Martha Fan Club. He wants to impress Martha so badly, he fibs about things he has done in the past. He told Martha that he was a snake charmer, a wicked pirate, and a champion jumper. Martha knows he's fibbing but she continues to listen. What great friends they are.
  LanitaBostic | Oct 16, 2009 |
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In five brief episodes two hippos confirm their friendship: "The Fibber," "The Experiment," "The Picnic," "The Scary Movie!," "The Secret Club."

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Five brief episodes about two friends, George and Martha, who happen to be hippopotamuses.

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