I read this to my son about five nights a week - it's his favorite lately. If you think that Pete's intro here is didactic, you should read the printed version.
A year ago, when we first got the book, my son (2 and a half at the time) ran screaming from the room when we got to the page with Abiyoyo visible in front of the sun. Glad we tried it again recently.
|Binro the Heretic |
Sadly, PBS made the decision to cut "Reading Rainbow" from their lineup.
A shrinking budget forced them to choose between shows that teach kids how to read and shows that show kids reading is fun. With the sorry state of public education, they opted for the former, thinking kids would find it more useful.
What times we live in.
|Helena Handbasket |
wow. I read this book a lot as a kid and never knew Pete Seeger was involved. It's nowhere near as scary as Taily Po.
I remember this vividly. Five for bringing back a great childhood memory.
Goddang Reading Rainbow is so good.
Fucker made my drink disappear. I will read this to my child when I have one.
|Jet Bin Fever |
I remember being in 1st or 2nd grade and my librarian (who was one of those amazing elementary school ones that is perpetually jolly) reading this with such gusto and singing it. I can still see her face over 20 years later reading this book.
"Lullabies are propaganda songs." THIS SHOW WAS INCREDIBLE.
"Women screamed! Strong men fainted!" --In that exact voice.
Holy crap, I've seen this before. I don't remember anything else of it, but I've seen it before.
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