Pea Green Boat

Weekdays 4:00 PM -5:00 PM

The Pea Green Boat is a show for children of all ages, with stories, songs, poetry, and special guests - two and four-legged, and some with wings. 

“The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat...” With its title borrowed from that Edward Lear poem, the Montana Public Radio Pea Green Boat sets sail each weekday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

In between the stories and songs, guests like Kate Davis from Raptors of the Rockies, and Brian Williams from the Montana Natural History Center cover the Nature Beat. Librarians from the Missoula Public Library share new and classic books every Monday, and the Poetry Club meets once a month.

Listeners can call in requests for birthday songs and favorite songs and stories:

Phone: 1-800-325-1565 or 243-4931 or email peagreen.boat@yahoo.com

FAVORITE PEA GREEN BOAT SONGS:

  1. The Hamster Dance, by Hampton the Hamster, from Hamster Dance
  2. Everyone Asked About You (Nora, Nora), by Bob McGrath, from Sing Me A Story
  3. Peanut Butter Bears, by Brent Holmes, from Bear Tunes For Kids
  4. Little Chickadee, by Chenille Sisters, from Teaching Hippopotami to Fly
  5. A Pirate's Life, by Cathy Fink & Marcie Marxer, from Scat Like That
  6. Waltzing With Bears, by Priscilla Herdman, from Star Dreamer
  7. Alligator In The Elevator, by Rick Charette, from Alligator In The Elevator
  8. There's A Pea On My Plate, by Bill Harley, from There's A Pea On My Plate
  9. On The Day That You Were Born, by Red Grammer, from Hello World
  10. T-Rex, by The Dinner Dogs, from Meet The Dinner Dogs
  11. Lime Jello, Marshmallow, Cottage Cheese Surprise, by Two of a Kind, from So Many Ways To Be Smart


 

Last week Annie received this email message from a teacher in Poland:

Dear MTPR, especially the Pea Green Boat Crew!

Warm hello from Warsaw, Poland! Just wanted to let you know that my 11 year-old-students (Mania and Bartek) and I enjoyed A LOT listening to the Velveteen Rabbit!

Josh Burnham

"Pea Green Boat" had some special guests on the show today. Kate Davis brought Alisa the red-tailed hawk. Adeline and Weston Schick joined in to talk birds with Anne and Kate. Thanks everyone for a great show!

Tune in to "Pea Green Boat" every weekday at 4:00 p.m. on your radio or online.

Kate Davis will board the Pea Green Boat Thursday with some of her raptor friends. This time she's also bringing along a couple of young human friends! Don't miss the fun. Join us at 4:00 p.m. for the Pea Green Boat.

William Marcus

Friday, February 13 (your lucky day), The Pea Green Boat broadcast a radio play, "Let's Draw:  The Velveteen Rabbit," written by Charles Sommers, adapted by Mark Metcalf and Annie Garde.  And the photos are still coming in. (Check 'em out on our Facebook page.) But you can listen anytime. Just click on the audio button below, draw what you imagine while you're listening, and then send you picture(s) to Annie. The addresses are below.

Kate Davis and her avian friends will visit the Pea Green Boat today to wish us a happy holiday season. Kate's also full of news about raptors who winter in Montana. Join Kate and Annie  today at 4:00 p.m. on the Pea Green Boat .

An audio postcard. Beth Anne talks with Darryl, Nancy and Ray about their three-generation family road trip from Pennsylvania to Montana.  Nancy narrates the trip itinerary, from Falling Water in Pennsylvania to a farm in Ohio, from giant sand dunes on the shore of Lake Michigan to Buffalo Bill State Park in Wyoming. Darryl recalls an unusual encounter with a familiar four-legged critter in Yellowstone National Park in 1948. Twelve-year-old Ray chimes in with his perspective, including an alternative vision for the scenic Dry Fork drainage on the east side of Glacier National Park.

Stubby Pringle's Christmas

Dec 16, 2013

12/24/2013 - The story of Stubby Pringle's Christmas will be read at 4:00 pm

Hi everybody,
It’s going to be an exciting week on the Pea Green boat. Lots of visitors. Take a look at what’s coming up.

On Tuesday, we’ll have Nature Notes with Jackie Wedell. In the past she’s talked about owls, otters and igloos. Tomorrow she’s going to talk about –well, I’ll let you find out for yourselves. Tune in!

On Wednesday, Janet Zupan, one of my favorite readers, will share, for the first time, a story she wrote herself.  It’s a really good one.