'Reading Rainbow: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie'
(DVD / NR / 2015 / PBS KIDS)
Overview: Take a look, it's in a book, a Reading Rainbow! For over 30 years, this beloved children's TV 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.
DVD Verdict: 'Reading Rainbow' has helped children build lasting relationships with books at home and in the classroom. The four episodes and books, featured in this DVD are "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," read by Beth Howland, "Owen," read by Matthew Broderick, "Two Old Potatoes and Me," read by Jordan Puryear, and "Mr. George Baker," read by Wayne Brady.
"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" - Reader: Beth Howland - One thing leads to another in this episode, with LeVar in a bowling alley, showing how certain actions lead to consequences. Included is a piece on an expert at domino displays and domino art. Beth Howland reads "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," the tale of a little boy who offers a cookie to a mouse, and all the events that occur afterwards as a result.
"Owen" - Reader: Matthew Broderick - It's easy to get flashbacks while watching READING RAINBOW. Now it's LeVar's turn, as he gets in touch with visions of "his boyhood." Matthew Broderick reads "Owen," about a little mouse who's very attached to his security blanket and doesn't want to give it up, even if it means he will be teased when he starts school.
"Two Old Potatoes and Me" - Reader: Jordan Puryear -
Jordan Puryear reads "Two Old Potatoes and Me," about a girl who works with her father to recycle two old potatoes by replanting them using the sprouts to grow a whole new crop of potatoes. LeVar, working with his daughter, is inspired to make a potato dish from a recipe in the book.
"Mr. George Baker" - Reader: Wayne Brady -
Wayne Brady narrates the story of an elderly man who decides to go back to school to learn to read, even though he is almost 100, and his relationship with his young neighbor as they wait for the bus every day.
Buy this incredible DVD today and expose a whole new generation to the magic of 'Reading Rainbow' with, well, the stars, of course! This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.