Reading Rainbow: Abiyoyo (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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This series of award-winning programs sets out to engage youngsters in the joys of reading. Aimed at ages from preschool to fourth grade, they feature a picture book, activities related to the story, and a number of books reviewed by kids. LeVar Burton hosts the series, and is also one of the producers. In Reading Rainbow: Abiyoyo, a giant, Abiyoyo, menaces a town, but is thwarted by the efforts of a small boy and his father. Burton demonstrates how the story can be told in a dance, a music video, animation, and through rap. Other works discussed include Blackberry Ink by Eve Merriam and Peter and the Wolf.



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