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Monday, May 25 at 8 a.m. Super Why!-Hooray for Heroes!

(Rochester, NY) Celebrate Memorial Day with Super Why!- Hooray For Heroes! airing Monday, May 25 at 8 a.m. on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) and WXXI-HD (DT21.1/cable 1011). The super readers save the day in an exciting, literacy-powered two hour special.

Super Why-Hooray For Heroes! will delight fans young and old with two brand-new heroic episodes as well as two returning favorites featuring the storybook adventures of Super Why and his fellow super readers. The reading superheroes will help a fairytale knight face his fears in the new episode George and the Dragon; travel "over the river and through the woods" in Little Red Riding Hood; jump into a book for an interactive island adventure in the debut of The Swiss Family Robinson; and show a stranded princess how to rescue herself in Rapunzel. The special also features never-before-seen live action scenes in-between episodes where real-life kids share their thoughts about what it takes to be a hero.

Super Why! is a breakthrough preschool series designed to help kids ages 3 to 6 with the critical skills that they need to learn to read, and to love to read, as recommended by the National Reading Panel. The first original program from Out of the Blue Enterprises, an innovator in interactive children's entertainment led by Emmy nominated co-creator of Blue's Clues Angela C. Santomero and children's entertainment verteran Samantha Freeman Alpert, Super Why! is an interactive reading adventure in which four best friends Red, Pig, Princess, and Whyatt can enter books to find the answers to their questions.

Pictured: Super Why!-Hooray for Heroes logo
Credit: Out of the Blue Enterprises

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