Reading Rainbow Favorites DVDs
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Desert Life | Birds of a Feather | How’s That Made? | Let’s Go
FOUR DVDs from the people who bring you Hooked on Phonics! Winner of 24 EMMY awards and as shown on PBS.
Reading Rainbow is one of the longest running and best loved children's series on PBS. Reading Rainbow is designed to inspire a love of reading and build lasting connections between children and books. As a half hour magazine-style series, Reading Rainbow mixes live action, music and illustrations. Reading Rainbows' target audience is children 4-8 years old.
Reading Rainbow – Desert Life
Included in this collection is Desert Giant, which tells the saga of the life cycle and ecosystem of the giant saguaro cactus and the animals in the desert it helps to support. Learn about desert animals! See how cacti adapt to heat and scarcity of water, and meet a “snake man.” Learn about the season of the desert.
Alejandro’s Gift is a story about a man in his 60’s who lives in the desert. He gives a gift of water to various desert animals.
Explore the importance of water for all living things. Find out how waterpower can provide electricity. Bonus segments include Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport and The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush.
Reading Rainbow – Birds of a Feather
Included in this collection; Chicken’s Aren’t the Only Ones is a humorous tale
about the many animals that lay eggs. The Runaway Duck is a story about Egbert, a pull-toy duck that has many adventures after being tied to the bumper of a car. This funny and compelling story describes Egbert’s travels in air, on land, and at sea.
Visit the Chesapeake Bay bird sanctuary with naturalist Vidal Martinez. Watch professional callers demonstrate duck calls at a duck-calling contest. Learn how duck decoys are made and painted. Bonus segments include Rechenka’s Eggs, Imogene’s Antlers, And Still the Turtle Watched and Is this a House for Hermit Crabs?
Reading Rainbow – How’s That Made?
Included in this collection is Archibald Frisby who becomes obsessed with science and teaches fellow campmates how science is a part of everyday life. Observe and learn how roller coasters work. See how good observation skills lead to great inventions.
Allistair’s Time Machine is a story of a boy who enters his time machine in a science competition. Although Alistair knows his machine works, he isn’t able to prove it to the judges. Check out cool inventions that never made it. “Meet” Thomas Edison and learn about his inventions. Bonus segments include; Tooth-Gnasher Super Flash, Opt; An Illusionary Tale, The Sign Painter’s Dream and Hotel Animal.
Reading Rainbow – Let’s Go
Included in this collection is Someplace Else, the story of Mrs. Tilby’s travels to cities, seashores, and mountains in her camper. Visit a travel room filled with trip mementos. Learn about homing pigeons, sailing, volcanoes, and pottery.
Hot-Air Henry is the journey of a sassy stowaway cat’s hot-air balloon flight across the mountains. Experience an exciting expedition in a hot-air balloon. Look into the past at funny flying machines and visit the space camp of today. Bonus segments include; Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express, Bored, Nothing to Do, The Bicycle Man, and The Lights Burning Abbie
On 4 DVDs, 240 minutes running time