Reading Rainbow

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8.41985TV-Y
Take a look, it’s in a book, a Reading Rainbow! For over 30 years, this beloved children’s television series has been bringing stories to life. Hosted by acclaimed actor LeVar Burton, journey to exciting places and build a lasting connection with your favorite books — but you don’t have to take our word for it.
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Kids
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. The Piggy in the Puddle
    October 12 1992
    27min
    TV-Y
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    This episode of READING RAINBOW, "Piggy in the Puddle," features a look at the art of claymation and the joys of mud. Claymation artists Becky and Cody introduce host LeVar Burton to the art of claymation and create a claymation interpretation of Charlotte Pomerantz's PIGGIE IN THE PUDDLE.
  2. 2. Summer
    October 4 1994
    27min
    TV-Y
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In this episode of Reading Rainbow, Levar shows the kids the different sights and sounds of Summer. The different wildlife of Summer, and how they live. Also, there are segments on the different seasons and how they effect different parts of the country. The featured book is "Summers" written by Ron Hirschi, and read by Ossie Davis.
  3. 3. Tar Beach
    October 4 1992
    27min
    TV-Y
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    LeVar's presence looms over New York once again, this time literally. He's taken to the roof of one of the nondescript skyscrapers, very close to the bridge mentioned in the featured book, Tar Beach.
  4. 4. The Wonderful Tower of Watts
    October 1 1995
    27min
    TV-Y
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In this episode of "Reading Rainbow," Levar takes a wonderful and fascinating look at the Watts Towers, a landmark in southern California. He goes into the neighborhood and talks to the residents about what the city means to them and how it can be improved. The book "Wonderful Towers of Watts," written by Patricia Zelver and read by Angela Bassett, tells the story about how the towers were built.
  5. 5. Perfect the Pig
    June 4 1985
    26min
    TV-Y
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    LeVar visits a pig farm in Hawaii to find out why pigs are so popular. He also interviews Kermit the Frog to ask him about his famous girlfriend, Miss Piggy.James Coco reads the story of Perfect the Pig, about a little runt pig who makes a wish to have wings in order to be special, and how he found a special person to be his friend and companion.

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Producers
On-Screen EntertainmentLancit Media Entertainment
Season year
1985
Network
PBS
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Format
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4.9 out of 5 stars

108 global ratings

  1. 92% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 6% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 0% of reviews have 3 stars
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med studentReviewed in the United States on February 17, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Just buy it. You won't regret it.
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Flashback! I love this show! An oldie, but a goodie.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on June 26, 2016
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Five Stars
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I love this book and will read it to my grandchildren forever!
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2016
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Five Stars
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Every kid should watch this!
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Momma3EsReviewed in the United States on October 24, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Just as good as it was in the 80's
Ordered this season so my 2-year-old could have a little tv without me feeling guilty. It of course gets 5 stars since it's LeVar Burton and he always deserves all the stars.
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