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An enthralling series that inspires children to the real practicalities of mathematics. The authors have magically intertwined math lessons with intriguing story lines... similar to the very successful Magic School Bus series... any one with children will be able to fully appreciate how these pedagogical stories manage to entertain with so much valuable content. The visual styling of the show is beautiful, vibrant and stands out from the crowd of look a likes that fill children's programming. The use of textures and 3D elements create a balanced visual treat that keep the ever growing audience of this series coming back for more. The word texture also comes into play when listening to the wonderful voice talents. Who would have ever thought of mixing the voices of Christopher Lloyd and Gilbert Gottfried on the same stage? There are some wonderful comic moments when these two come face to face . Well nose to beak.
I look forward to seeing more of these shows and shows created with the same philosophy in the future, it's a good thing that PBS realizes and uses the true possibilities of this medium. Thank you.
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