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CTV Television Network, 1990. VHS cassette, 23:30, $195.00. (Wonder Why, 13).
Distributed by CTV Program Sales, 42 Charles St. E., Toronto, Ontario M4Y ITS.

Grades 3 to 6/Ages 8 to 11
Reviewed by Patricia Miller.

Volume 19 Number 3
1991 May

Scientist Richard Zurawski and his young co-hosts, Liam, Lori and Maya, use their five senses to explore the world around them in this up-beat program geared to children seven to eleven years old.

Zurawski leaves most of the program in the able hand of his co-hosts, appear­ing only briefly to introduce each segment. The program features a lively mix of factual information, interviews with other kids, tests and experiments, a formula that should appeal to an audience primed by TV.

The information is presented logi­cally and it offers a genuine learning experience. The technical quality of the production is high; however, the writing is at times sloppy. Though the program has its merits, the price tag is steep, a fact that will no doubt limit its appeal for many libraries. Limited perform­ance rights.

Patricia Miller, Surrey Public Library, Surrey, B.C.
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