Synopsis by Alice Day
Miss Nelson has to leave school for a whole week, and her class is up to mischief as a substitute teacher takes over in this episode of the Reading Rainbow series. In addition to the featured book, Miss Nelson Is Back, the program also includes segments featuring Blackstone the Magician and host LeVar Burton, who is mystified by a treasure hunt that he doesn't realize is actually a surprise birthday party for him. The young critics also review Harlequin and the Gift of Many Colors by Remy Charlip and Burton Supree, Daddy Is a Monster Sometimes by John Steptoe, and The Upside Down Riddle Book edited by Louis Philips.
educational-television, reading, book, reading-skills, field-trip, learning-skills, literature