This episode of READING RAINBOW, "Seashore Surprises," introduces kids to the fascinating diversity of life that lives in and around the sea shore. Host LeVar Burton combs the shores of an island off the shore o f southwest Florida. While exploring, he refers to SEASHORE SURPRISES by Rose Wyler, a book that contains facts and illustrations about the seashore. Burton examines the ever-active main beach, joins his friend and naturalist Lisa to explore the still, brackish waters of the mang roves, and meets up with ecologist Kristie Seaman to see what kind of animals live in the shallow underwater grass beds. At the end of the p rogram, kids review THE SEASHORE BOOK, WHAT'S INSIDE? SHELLS, and IS T HIS A HOUSE FOR HERMIT CRAB?