1. Which one of the stories in the book George
and Martha did you like the best? Why?
Possible Answer: I liked the story about George trying to
fly. It was funny. I don't think the basket was too
heavy. I think George was too heavy.
2. Which hippopotamus is kinder? George or
Martha and why?
Possible Answer: Most of the time Martha is kinder. She
is always a good friend to George. The only time she wasn't was
when she threw the bathtub at him. But it was wrong of George to
look in the window when she was taking a bath.
3. Is your best friend more like George or
Possible Answer: My best friend Ryan is like Martha. Most
of the time he is kind to me and tells me the truth. Sometimes we
get in a fight. It is always Ryan who makes me feel better and
helps me understand that everything will be OK.
4. Which hippopotamus would like for a best
Possible Answer: I would like George for a best friend.
He is funny and does some silly things. I like to be around people
who are happy. George seems like a happy friend to have around.
5. Friends always look on the bright side,
they always know how to cheer you up, and they also tell the truth.
Write about a time when this happened to you.
Possible Answer: Last year I broke my arm when I fell off of my
bike. It was the first day of summer vacation and I was very sad
and mad. I would have to wear the cast for six weeks. I
wanted to play baseball and go swimming and I couldn't. My friend
Ryan came over every day. He played with me. We played
things I could do with my cast on. He was nice to me. It
made things a little better.