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Martha Speaks; Too Many Marthas; Too Much Martha


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Martha Speaks
Too Many Marthas; Too Much Martha
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Premiered September 1, 2008

"Martha Speaks" is an animated series that is designed to enrich the vocabulary of 4- to 7-year-olds. The series is based on the classic books by Susan Meddaugh that have charmed and captivated millions of children. Each episode uses Martha's unique linguistic abilities and the hilarious consequences to engage kids and help build their vocabulary skills.

In each Martha Speaks episode, the characters use special words throughout the show. Explicit words, marked with (E), are defined by one of the characters on the show. Implicit words, marked with (I), are used on the show but not defined.

Produced with Studio B Productions, Inc. Series release date: 9/1/2008

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Too Many Marthas Raye Lankford When Martha is asked to sing at an animal rescue fundraiser, she’s thrilled! But when she shows up at the bus stop to be picked up by the rescue team, the only person she finds is a lady named Jennifer (Jennifer Garner), whose dog, also named Martha, has just mysteriously disappeared. Can this star-studded duo locate the missing pup, all while getting Martha to her performance on time?

Vocabulary (E) number, diva, solo, aria, a cappella

Too Much Martha Raye Lankford At her latest visit to the vet, Martha is confronted with a harsh reality: her weight. The family resolves to help Martha control her portions and maintain a balanced diet, but when Martha learns what this means, she’s pretty fed-up. No more late-night pizza!?

Vocabulary (E) weight, portion, restrict, nutrition, balanced diet



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Sullivan, Brigid (Series Producer)
Barss, Karen (Series Producer)
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