Reading Rainbow: Best Friends (1987)

Genres - Children's/Family, Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Educational, Children's Entertainment, Literary Studies  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Pets and friends are the lively subjects for this episode of the award-winning series, as host LeVar Burton shares the show with eight golden retriever pups. Young viewers will learn that some dogs can be trained to help handicapped individuals by providing guidance in addition to their faithful companionship. The featured book Best Friends by Steven Kellogg deals with feelings of loneliness when a friend leaves. Books reviewed by the kid critics include The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy by Jane Thayer and A Gift for Tia Rosa by Karen T. Taha.

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educational-television, reading, book, reading-skills, field-trip, learning-skills, literature, friendship