Reading Rainbow: Rechenka's Eggs (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 inspiration for Rechenka's Eggs came from author Patricia Polacco's Russian grandparents and her observations of Canada geese. The story is read by Viveca Lindfors and concerns Babuska, an elderly Russian woman who decorates eggs, and a goose, Rechenka, who has been injured and is under Babuska's care. Both art and science are covered by LeVar Burton as he discusses the parts of an egg and how the painting of eggs can be regarded as art. Other books reviewed on the program include Stefan & Olga, The Talking Eggs, and I Made It Myself.

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