Reading Rainbow: Animal Cafe


Author: John Stadler

Publisher: Bradbury Press (pb. Aladdin)

Narrated by: Martin Short

Description: What really happens during the late night hours well into the wee hours of the morning? That's what Maxwell pondered one morning when he found the food on his shop shelves had vanished overnight, and his cash register was stuffed full of money. Inspired by the feature book ANIMAL CAFE, LeVar burns the midnight oil in the city that never sleeps: New York.

Activity Suggestion: Before watching the show have the students speculate about why some people work during the night and what kinds of work must be done "around the clock" (hospital, police, firefighter, factories).

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