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Martha Speaks; Bulldozer Versus Dinosaur; Carolina Tackles Football


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Martha Speaks
Bulldozer Versus Dinosaur; Carolina Tackles Football
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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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Bulldozer Versus Dinosaur! Joe Fallon T.D. ponders the age-old question: what’s more powerful, a bulldozer or a dinosaur? The kids can’t come to an agreement, so T.D. does what any boy faced with this question would do. He uses a time machine to bring a dinosaur back from the late Cretaceous period. Let the competition begin!

Vocabulary (E) match, force, equal, contend(er), clash

Carolina Tackles Football Raye Lankford The Wagstaff Dogs are tired of losing every game. If only they had a football coach. The team is shocked to discover that Carolina is a closet football fanatic. Can Carolina coach the team while preserving her girly-girl image?

Vocabulary (E) pass, tackle, fumble, huddle, intercept(ion)



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