Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 18
- Grade: p to 1
Plumpkin Day is supposed to be about wearing scary costumes and collecting treats. But this year, a naughty Yeti has transformed the citizens of the Rainbow Kingdom into Howling Greenies by giving them Tricky Treats! If True can’t change them back before the next full moon, they’ll stay that way forever! She’s going to need help.
Based on the top-rated animated series.
About the authors
Robin Bright is a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in language arts, reading, writing, and gender. Previously, Dr. Bright taught elementary school for ten years. She has written several books (including Write from the Start, published by Portage & Main Press in 2001) and numerous articles on learning to read and write. In her work as an educator, Dr. Bright provides student teachers and experienced teachers alike with stimulating professional development activities related to the literacy needs and interests of Canadian children, especially teens. She and her family enjoy reading and travelling together.
SERIES REVIEW FROM COMMON SENSE MEDIA | FIVE-STARS | COMMON SENSE SEAL: Parents need to know that True and the Rainbow Kingdom is an animated series whose main character helps her friends solve their problems with a combination of magic and old-fashioned determination. The show is rich in positive examples of compassion, empathy, and kindness, made even more obvious in contrast to the actions of True's self-absorbed friend, Grizelda. The stories are less simplistic than many others geared toward the preschool set, and viewers will notice that the characters' efforts often don't achieve the desired result on the first (or even second) try, requiring patience and perseverance to prevail. Vibrant animation, whimsical characters, and wonderful music round out this endearing series.—commonsensemedia.org
Other titles by Guru Animation Studio
Other titles by Robin Bright
Caillou: The Red Racer
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Caillou: The Silver Knight
New 3D Episode
The Little Prince Plants a Seed
Sunny Bunnies: My Book of Feelings
Joy, Suprise, Anger, Love, Fear, Sadness, Serenity
My Favorite Animal
Sunny Bunnies: The Food We Love
A Lift the Flap Book