Synopsis by Alice Day
When Henry the Siamese cat hops on board a hot-air balloon, he is in for the time of his life. Henry's flight inspires LeVar Burton to try the experience himself, and he takes off in a colorful balloon too. In Reading Rainbow: Hot-Air Henry, he also goes to National Space Camp to find out what is taught to kids who attend. Another segment shows a group of aircraft that took to the air before they were quite ready. The kid-reviewed books include Easy-to-Make Spaceships That Really Fly by Mary and Dewey Blocksma, The Big Balloon Race by Eleanor Coerr, and Just Us Women by Jeannette Caines.
educational-television, reading, book, reading-skills, field-trip, learning-skills, literature, hot-air-balloon