MARTHA SPEAKS: MARTHA’S SUPERHERO ADVENTURE

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THE PLOT THUS FAR

Learn new words with MARTHA and her friends!

Martha the Hero Maker – When Martha has an idea for a thrilling adventure story, Truman, T.D., and Helen decide to draw it for her–adding their own special touches!

Starstruck Martha – When Martha unexpectedly reveals how uncourageous Courageous Collie Carlo really is, she has to help him save his reputation.

Return of the Bookbots: The Case of the Missing Words, Parts 1 & 2 – Armed with the power to bring nouns to life, the Announcer is wreaking havoc on Wagstaff City. Can our heroes, the Bookbots, utilize their semantic savvy to stifle this rampaging rapscallion?

Verb Dog, When Action Calls! – Struck by a falling book of verbs, Martha instantly becomes-Verb Dog! Using her new superpower to control people with verbs, Martha sniffs out trouble and defends the town from evil.

Martha’s Adverb Adventure – There’s a new invention in town! Weaselgraft and Pablum’s Adverbalizer activates adverbs-giving the user the ability to make things happen completely, sloppily, instantly…of course T.D. orders one…immediately!

 

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“Martha’s Superhero Adventure” features a dog that wants to be a superhero. So, she gets into adventures with books and gains powers. It’s a lot like “A Boy and his Blob”, but the dog learns how to speak in her masters’ tongue. Unfortunately, Martha is never able to translate this into better living conditions. But, such is the life of a dog.

I have to admit that I’m not that familiar with the series. While I do hope that my daughter digs it, I can see kids aging out of it fast. The material is slightly more mature than the Caillou set, but not by much. Still, there’s a market for it. Isn’t that all that matters?

The DVD comes with no special features. But, you do get printable coloring and activity pages. The A/V Quality is on par with past PBS Kids releases. That being said, it’s not going to blow you away. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to parents of young kids.

RELEASE DATE: 05/13/2014

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