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Martha Speaks; Martha in the Hold; Get Along, Little Dogies

MSPE 205 MI# 1123564 PBS

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Martha Speaks
Martha in the Hold; Get Along, Little Dogies
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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

Program Description

Martha in the Hold

Martha's family is going out West on vacation and Martha doesn't want to be left behind. But that cargo hold where dogs have to travel sounds scary. Can Martha find her ticket to ride?


(E) cargo, passenger, turbulence, arrive, depart

(I) travel, suitcase, flight, trip, take off

Get Along, Little Dogies!

Martha is excited to go on a cattle drive. Cookie the cowhand isn't so sure that Martha is fit for the trip and he might be right. Can Martha show Cookie that she has what it takes to be at home on the range?


(E) vacation, stampede, lodging, sightseeing, cattle drive, scenery

(I) wagon, cowboy, camp, outdoors, tour



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