Reading Rainbow

Raccoons And Ripe Corn

Season 8, Episode 2 of 10

Host LeVar Burton travels to Vermont and meets with naturalist/author Jim Arnosky, who leads them on a nature hike to a brook and a beaver p ond. Jim and LeVar observe animal signs, such as raccoon prints and a beavers' dam and Jim points out several animals who live in the surrou nding woods and pond. LeVar explains that Jim wrote and illustrated hi s book, "Raccoons and Ripe Corn" from animal signs he found on his own farm. Julia Barr reads this story about raccoons who come to a corn f ield and eat all night long. In the morning, mice come and eat the ext ra corn the raccoons left behind. Jim's other books are also about ani mals. In "Deer at the Brook", a mother and her fawns drink and frolic at the side of a bubbling brook. And, in "Come Out Muskrats", muskrats , a cousin of the beavers, swim and eat in and out of the water. The k ids review books about other outdoor adventures: "Tree Trunk Traffic", "My First Nature Book" and "Bird Watch".

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