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Reading Rainbow Favorites (2006)

LeVar Burton , Jennifer Betit Yen , Larry Lancit , Mark Mannucci  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman, Michael Ansara
  • Directors: Larry Lancit, Mark Mannucci
  • Writers: Rob Stork
  • Producers: Larry Lancit, Andy Ames, Cecily Truett, Guy Merrill, Lauren Elbaum
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Hooked on Phonics
  • DVD Release Date: July 18, 2006
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FZEQUU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,171 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Reading Rainbow Favorites" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Reading Rainbow is one of the longest running and best loved children's series on PBS. Reading Rainbow is designed to inspire a love of reading and build lasting connections between children and books. As a half hour magazine-style series, Reading Rainbow mixes live action, music and illustrations. Reading Rainbows' target audience is children 4-8 years old. Included in this collection is Family Matters, Man's Best Friend, Music, Music, Everywhere, and Ocean Life. 4-disc collection includes eight episodes and 120 minutes of bonus material. Full screen, region 0 encoded, audio 2.0

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best children's educational series July 6, 2007
Format:DVD
Move over "Sesame Street," it's "Reading Rainbow!" This is a wonderful children's series, which encourages children to read. Each segment has children giving a brief description of the book they read.

Be prepared to go on to a journey of make-believe, and have fun while you're doing it by reading the suggested books these children recommend!

I grew up on this show in the 80's, and it's amongst the best educational shows. The theme song inspires children to reach beyond the sky's limits and explore the wonderful world of reading!

This series is perfect and entertaining for the child who enjoys reading, and even for the child, who doesn't like reading.

Highly recommended for children, parents and teachers, alike!

Buy it today, you'll be glad you did!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth it! May 19, 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I bought this to show my 2nd grade class. Reading Rainbows, in general are tops, but some are better than others. I like 3 out of the 4 DVDs,(but for the price, it is worth it even for the 3). I judge this purely by my class, they were not wild about the DVD that pertains to music. One of the episodes on that one is an older one, and honestly we didn't even finish it, but if I remember, it didn't use the typical Reading Rainbow format. All the other episodes in this collection were a big hit though, and the DVD with Taxi Dog on it was worth it right there!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful February 8, 2007
Format:DVD
Reading rainbow was my favorite show when I was growing up...it was probably one of the reasons I am such I big reader. It is a wonderful show that I think should have never gone off the air. I reccomend this to every child, even those who don't like reading...Reading rainbow had a way to make the books interesting and come to life.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Slighty Disappointed February 21, 2010
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I bought these DVD's for my 7yr old. I read to him all the time and he's always walking around with a book in his hand. He really enjoyed the DVD's but I was disappointed. I expected to hear the ORIGINAL theme song from the 80's. What you get on the DVD's in the newer version of the song from the 90's, I think, which SUCKS. Other than that the DVD's are great.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for a reading rainbow fan! November 29, 2009
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It is a sad news that this show went off the air officially this year after 26 years providing joy of reading books and exploring the subjects for children and adults. I wish they produced all the episods in this format; however, if you are a fan of reading rainbow and enjoy watching with kids, you won't be disapointed to own it. Each disk contains two episods and bonus features from other similer episods that didn't make it into this box set. My daughter totally loves "Let's Go" dvd because of that she likes trains, hot-air balloons and maps, and a big fan of Lavar. I believe it's a great show to watch no matter how much some of the episods are old.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Continues through the Generations July 4, 2008
Format:DVD
The favorite TV show of my children was Reading Rainbow. The explanation to go with each story, the tours of factories to show how something was made are memories they carry today. I purchased this set for my Grandchildren as we can't even find reruns of this spectacular childrens program. My daughter can delight is telling her children about her favorite Reading Rainbow stories - two of which are in this set.
The facts Lavar Burton presents to the children are remembered. They do think about the whales and mannatee - two favoriet topics for a library trip.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful February 8, 2007
Format:DVD
Reading rainbow was my favorite show when I was growing up...it was probably one of the reasons I am such I big reader. It is a wonderful show that I think should have never gone off the air. I reccomend this to every child, even those who don't like reading...Reading rainbow had a way to make the books interesting and come to life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Priceless!!!!! May 16, 2012
Format:DVD
My daughter is 2 years old. Instead of filling her head with silly dumb cartoon
characters like Spongebob Squarepants, I scavenged for "Reading Rainbow."

This is one of the forefathers of "edu-tainment!"
I thought it'd be too much for her & she'd be bored quickly.
WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.

The way she runs from one room and zips to the TV when she hears the intro.
The absolute unencumbered joy to sing along with the original format & Chaka Khan.
I find myself looking at the videos again with my girl because they hold up in story
and learning, over 20 years later! I even laugh how some of the "dated" clothes are
coming back into fashion. She can watch an entire DVD in one sitting. She'd watch
the entire box set if she knew how to change out the DVDs herself!

Daya won't leave the house now without a book in hand.
I give thanks to you Levar & The Reading Rainbow crew.
Only one word can describe the value of this series: priceless.

Now if I can get Daya hooked on 3-2-1 Contact as well...Hmmmm.:)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars My 5 year old hated it
I thought it would be a good idea to buy her this set but turns out I was wrong. I had to almost force her to watch it and with the out dated look and feel it couldn't hold her... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Julius
4.0 out of 5 stars Great short learning dvd's
I bought this for my kids age 2,5,and 6 they all love it. I would definitely buy more. great learning shows.
Published 15 months ago by Yvonne B. Salas
5.0 out of 5 stars classics
I grew up on Reading Rainbow as did many people I know. To share this with my children is a great feeling. It makes you want to read and learn. Read more
Published on January 11, 2012 by Debbie
5.0 out of 5 stars Always a good choice for a teacher
Again, I bought this set for a teacher. It was on her wish list so she was very happy to receive the gift pack! Kids are enjoying them too!
Published on January 2, 2012 by allgirls4
5.0 out of 5 stars Great learning toy
This learning toy helps stimulate my child's learning and development.
Crispycritters delivery was excellent and I would recommend it to anyone looking to purchase learning... Read more
Published on January 18, 2011 by Robert
5.0 out of 5 stars Reading Rainbow
I bought these for my classroom. They are excellent. I highly recommend them for home or class use. My 1st graders love Reading Rainbow. Read more
Published on May 23, 2010 by S. Bowen
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Educational
I grew up in the mid and late 80's and this show is the very reason I LOVE reading and consider myself a bookworm.
Published on October 23, 2009 by G. Torres
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy to have gotten it.
I bought this item for a gift. Although my great-grandson is too young right now for it, I am sure he will enjoy it in years to come. I know his mommy was thrilled with it. Read more
Published on October 2, 2009 by Patricia A. Harmon
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm very pleased.
I purchased it for my daughter and ourselves. we're not sure if she would like it or not, but she loved it. It's very sad to see this show off the air after 26yrs. Read more
Published on September 7, 2009 by Aya Trotter
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