Reading Rainbow

The Adventure Of Taxi Dog

Season 7, Episode 7 of 10

Host Levar Burton becomes a cab driver for a day in New York and and e xplains how to hail a taxi, read the rate signs and the meter. and oth er information needed by cab drivers and passengers. Burton introduces a story about a cabby with a unique friend, "The Adventures of Taxi D og" read by Vincent Gardenia. Maxi is a stray dog in New York. Jim tak es him home and the two new friends spend their days driving throughou t the city taking in the sights. The next segment features Lisa, a 15- year-old girl who suffers from a brittle bone disease. Her condition c onfines her to a wheelchair, but with the help of her canine companion , Cosmo, Lisa is able to participate fully at school, go shopping with her friends and do many other activities that might have been difficu lt without a friend. The kid's review section features three books abo ut pets and driving in the city: "I Want a Dog", "The First Dog" and " Taxi: A Book of City Words".

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