Reading Rainbow (1993)

Genres - Education  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Educational, Children's Entertainment, Literary Studies  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Alice Day

Young viewers get a lesson in what comprises a balanced diet in Reading Rainbow: Gregory the Terrible Eater. The featured story concerns a goat who prefers a strange selection of foods that include fruit, juices, vegetables, and eggs. After parental intervention, he begins to like a more goat-oriented menu. At the San Diego Zoo, LeVar Burton checks out what the animals are fed, and winds up with a group of kids who are getting cooking lessons from a chef. Other food-related books reviewed are Mrs. Pig's Bulk Buy by Mary Rayner and the Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cookbook, edited by Gerald Knox.



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