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 firstname.lastname@example.org
FAVORITE PEA GREEN BOAT SONGS:
- The Hamster Dance, by Hampton the Hamster, from Hamster Dance
- Everyone Asked About You (Nora, Nora), by Bob McGrath, from Sing Me A Story
- Peanut Butter Bears, by Brent Holmes, from Bear Tunes For Kids
- Little Chickadee, by Chenille Sisters, from Teaching Hippopotami to Fly
- A Pirate's Life, by Cathy Fink & Marcie Marxer, from Scat Like That
- Waltzing With Bears, by Priscilla Herdman, from Star Dreamer
- Alligator In The Elevator, by Rick Charette, from Alligator In The Elevator
- There's A Pea On My Plate, by Bill Harley, from There's A Pea On My Plate
- On The Day That You Were Born, by Red Grammer, from Hello World
- T-Rex, by The Dinner Dogs, from Meet The Dinner Dogs
- Lime Jello, Marshmallow, Cottage Cheese Surprise, by Two of a Kind, from So Many Ways To Be Smart
Lia Mendez, MTPR Children’s programming contributor joined Sam, program host and Dana McMurray, Children’s Librarian from the Missoula Public Library on The Pea Green Boat on Monday September 26 to shine a light on Huger Action Month with a reading of Maddi’s Fridge, written by Lois Brandt and illustrated by Vin Vogel, published by Flashlight Press.
Dr. Kimberley Rain Miner, Earth and Climate scientist from Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab will join us live on The Pea Green Boat February 2 at 4 p.m. to help us understand climate change.
It has been over thirty years since I moved to Montana with every intention of returning to Chicago when I finished graduate school, but like one of Darwin’s Finches, I found a niche. The niche: children’s programming here at Montana Public Radio.
Hello! I’m Pam, the librarian and interim host of the Pea Green Boat. I love sharing good stories and songs with children of all ages. I have been the Children’s Librarian at the Missoula Public Library for over 10 years and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.
Today is Annie Garde's last day as host of The Pea Green Boat. Listeners from all over chimed-in to share their memories of Annie and the show, and to send their farewell messages. One thing comes through loud and clear: Annie has a knack for harnessing the power and intimacy of radio to strengthen the community and make lasting connections on air and off. Here are some of our favorite messages: