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6 Life Lessons From George And Martha

George And Martha

George and Martha by James Marshall

If you haven’t read George and Martha, I urge you to get it for your toddler or preschooler.

My son has been obsessed with this book for the last month. We read it every night and now he can recite the entire book from memory.  I remember these characters from when I was little, but I don’t remember them being so hilarious. I also don’t remember the stories having such incredible lessons about life, but then, I was probably three when they were read to me, as well.

It’s amazing what two hippo friends can teach in such few words. Both you and your toddler will have much to gain from these stories. Check out 6 important lessons I’ve learned from 2 great friends:


  • It’s OK not to like split pea soup. 1 of 6
    It's OK not to like split pea soup.
    Let's face it. It's kinda yucky and leaves a weird film on your tongue.
  • Know your limitations. 2 of 6
    Know your limitations.
    Hippo + Hot Air Balloon = Grounded Hot Air Balloon.
  • Voyeurism is NOT OK. 3 of 6
    Voyeurism is NOT OK.
    (Except on Facebook.)
  • Being vain might piss off your friends. 4 of 6
    Being vain might piss off your friends.
  • Truth is king. 5 of 6
    Truth is king.
    Tell one lie it leads to another...tell two lies...oh, brother.
  • There’s nothing like a good friend. 6 of 6
    There's nothing like a good friend.
    Need I say more?

Photo Credits:
Hippo: Flickr/jimbowen
19110013: Flickr/grabka dot org
Corona del Nino Jesus: Flickr/Mataparda
binoculars: Flickr/gerlos
mirror lips: Flickr/Ibrahim lujaz
Pasta?: Flickr/VirtualErn

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