Martha Speaks
Martha's Dirty Habit/ Helen's All Thumbs
Martha's Dirty Habit Every spring, Martha gets an urge to dig that she just can't control. When Martha's habit gets her in trouble with the whole neighborhood, the family decides they need to put her desire to dig to good use.Vocabulary(E) habit, weakness, urge, crave, drive(I) want, stop, desire, need, irresistibleHelen's All Thumbs Ronald gives Helen his old gamekid, and pretty soon she's hooked! She forgets to walk Martha, neglects her homework, and becomes completely preoccupied. When Helen forgets to feed Martha and Skits again, and misses the fieldtrip because she forgot her permission slip, she turns to Martha for help. Can Helen break the habit?Vocabulary(E) addict, obsessed, preoccupied, monitor, restraint(I) hooked, quit, level, rid, break
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