Reading Rainbow: Tight Times (1983)

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 featured book of this Reading Rainbow episode is Tight Times by Barbara Shook Hazen. In the story, a child whose father has lost his job is told that the family cannot afford the dog that he wants. Host LeVar Burton comes up with many creative ways to have fun when there's no extra cash, reminding viewers that going to the library does not cost a cent. Viewers also go to a pet show, where they can have a good time looking at interesting creatures without spending any money. Child reviewers also analyze Pet Show! by Ezra Jack Keats and The Terrible Thing That Happened at Our House by Marge Blaine.

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