Reading Rainbow: Tooth-Gnasher Superflash (1989)

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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Cars of all kinds are featured in this episode of Reading Rainbow, with special attention given to the feature book Tooth-Gnasher Superflash by Daniel Pinkwater. Not only can the extraordinary car do wheelies, it also transforms into a dinosaur and other animal shapes to the amazement of the owners, the Popsnorkles. At the garage, host LeVar Burton's car gets a tune-up while he learns about cars. The show also includes a visit to a car assembly line and a glimpse into the future with the demonstration of a solar-powered car. Other books reviewed by the panel of youngsters include Fill it Up by Gail Gibbons, Truck Song by Byron Barton, and Tin Lizzie and Little Nell by David Cox.

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