Reading Rainbow: Piggy in the Puddle (1992)

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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The appeal of mud and clay for young children is unmistakable, and in Reading Rainbow: Piggy in the Puddle, viewers will learn how the claymation process works. The featured story by Charlotte Pomerantz is told with this process, as artists Becky and Cody demonstrate how they produce the characters from clay, then film individual action frames of the animation. In other segments of the program, there is mud racing, and footage of youngsters making clay creatures. Books reviewed by the kids include The Hippopotamus Song, Oink, and This House is Made of Mud.

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