Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat is an educational Canadian-American animated television series based on a 1994 novel by Amy Tan which aired on PBS Kids, produced by Canadian animation studio CinéGroupe and Sesame Street creator Sesame Workshop. In the series, which is set c. 1840, during the Qing Dynasty, Sagwa has fun in her day-to-day life while learning and teaching valuable life lessons. The show is notable for its setting and messages about family obligations and loyalty. It was also a huge ratings success for PBS Kids.
It aired for one season and 40 episodes, premiering on September 3, 2001, and was quietly cancelled in 2003.
Here we have Wishbone, dressed to the nines as Sherlock Holmes - he is our most canine of candidates, and arguably the handsomest gentleman of the bunch! He skillfully portrayed Holmes in two episodes of his popular PBS Kids TV show between 1995-1998.
An avid supporter of books and libraries, Wishbone also serves as a reminder to all to make use of EBSCO’s Novelist through AskRI.org!
PBS is an invaluable resource for early childhood literacy. Those children who get regular exposure to PBS programming are primed and ready for the reading skills they need when starting school. I literally grew up on shows like Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, Reading Rainbow, and Sesame Street. I am so thankful that their programming is still around today for my kids to learn from. I’m also thankful for all the people who act and lend their voices to characters that bring these learning opportunities to life.
Remember when we shared Chance The Rapper performing the PBS KIDS’ Arthur theme song at a concert? Well, he’s released an official recording and it features a slew of artists including Wyclef Jean and Elle Varner!