Reading Rainbow: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Take a look, it's in a book, a Reading Rainbow! For over 30 years, this beloved children's television series has been bringing stories to life. Hosted by acclaimed actor LeVar Burton, journey to exciting places and build a lasting connection with your favorite books - but you don't have to take our word for it.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - One thing leads to another in this episode, with LeVar in a bowling alley, showing how certain actions lead to consequences. Included is a piece on an expert at domino displays and domino art. Beth Howland reads ""If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,"" the tale of a little boy who offers a cookie to a mouse, and all the events that occur afterwards as a result.
Two Old Potatoes and Me - Jordan Puryear reads ""Two Old Potatoes and Me,"" about a girl who works with her father to recycle two rotted potatoes by replanting them using the sprouts to grow a whole new crop of potatoes. LeVar, working with his daughter, is inspired to make potato dishes from recipes in the book.
Owen - It's easy to get flashbacks while watching Reading Rainbow. Now it's LeVar's turn, as he gets in touch with visions of ""his boyhood."" Matthew Broderick reads ""Owen,"" about a little mouse who's very attached to his security blanket and doesn't want to give it up, even if it means he will be teased when he starts school.
Mr. George Baker - Wayne Brady narrates the story of an elderly man who decides to go back to school to learn to read, even though he is almost 100, and his relationship with his young neighbor as they wait for the bus every day.
Producer: Larry Lancit
Production Company: Western New York Public Broadcasting Association
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen