Reading Rainbow: Milk Makers (1986)

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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In this episode of the Reading Rainbow series, host LeVar Burton travels to dairy farms in California to show viewers the steps involved before milk can appear in the supermarket. Although cows are usually milked by machines, he learns how to milk the old-fashioned way -- by hand. Young viewers will experience the complexities of running a farm containing 600 cows, and will also observe how cheese is produced. The featured book is Milk Makers, written by Gail Gibbons. The young reviewers also critique From Blossom to Honey by Ali Mitgutsch, Baby Animals on the Farm by Hans-Heinrich Isenbart, and Whales and Other Sea Mammals by Elsa Posell.

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