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Planet Purple (Book)

Date: 1986
Author: Fred Rogers
Illustrator: Dennis Hockerman
Publisher: Texas Instruments / Family Communications
Series: Magic Wand Speaking Library
ISBN: 0895120925
Purchase: Amazon (Hardcover)


Electronic Speech by Lauren Allen LeVieux
© 1983 by Family Communications, Inc.


A story nearly identical to the one found in the book If We Were All the Same. It is also featured on Tape 12 from the I Am, I Can, I Will series.

In 1982 and 1983, Texas Instruments produced the Magic Wand Speaking Reader. Used with books containing small barcodes, the magic wand would read aloud to young learners as they followed along.

A small handful of books for the Speaking Reader were published including popular characters and programs from that time like E.T., The Berenstain Bears, Bill Cosby's Picture Pages, and this title from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Planet Purple is a Level 1 book which was offered as part of the Texas Instruments Speaking Library.

If you'd like to learn more about the Texas Instruments Magic Wand Speaking Reader, click HERE to visit a site with some interesting details (including the image used above).

Appearing In This Book

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