Super WHY!

The BEST episodes of Super WHY!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Super WHY! is a new program designed to help teach kids that reading can be fun by illustrated children’s tales. Kids will learn through four interactive heroes who use reading to solve mysteries overcome obstacles. The fairy tale books that the interactive heroes travel into are somewhat different from the original story.

Last Updated: 5/2/2022Network: PBS
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The Story of the Super Readers
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20.00
1 votes

#1 - The Story of the Super Readers

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 8/17/2015

In the Season 3 premiere, the pals jump into a book about themselves; and join forces with Pig, Red and Princess Pea to battle the Big Bad Wolf, who's planning to blow everything down.

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The Beach Day Mystery
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10.00
1 votes

#2 - The Beach Day Mystery

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/12/2010

WX marks the spot! Whyatt and the other fairytale buddies have found a clue leading to treasure and they need a little help! So the superhero readers fly into The Beach Day Mystery where they set off on a swashbuckling scavenger hunt adventure filled with clues, pirates, and of course, treasure! Will Super Why and his friends be able to outsmart the trickiest pirate of them all? Educational Objectives: To learn how to figure out clues. Kids will follow the alphabet, rhyme with AIL words, and use the power to read to change the story!.

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The Comic Book - Attack of the Eraser
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9.75
32 votes

#3 - The Comic Book - Attack of the Eraser

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/15/2010

Whyatt and his friends are playing kickball in the park when Wolfy erases the score! The super readers fly into a new kind of reading material - a comic book - called "Attack of the Eraser" to track down the diabolical Eraser who's causing trouble in Reader Valley. Will Super Why and his friends be able to stop Eraser from wiping out all of the words in Reader Valley – or have they finally met their match? Educational Objectives: To learn about consideration. Kids will use the alphabet and identify the letters S, T, O, P. They’ll also rhyme with OCK words and use the power to read to transform the story.

Directors: Aaron Linton
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Juan Bobo and The Pig
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8.00
13 votes

#4 - Juan Bobo and The Pig

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/16/2009

Red can't believe her ears! Could Grandma really have asked for a "pizza paper?" The Super Readers fly into a Puerto Rican folktale to meet a boy who thinks his Momma wants him to put his pig in a dress! Maybe both Juan Bobo and Red have misunderstood! Will the Super Readers untangle this silly situation before Juan Bobo's pig runs hog wild? Educational Objectives: To learn about the importance of getting all the information. Young viewers will use the alphabet, practice spelling skills and use the power to read to change the story!

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Thumbelina
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7.82
11 votes

#5 - Thumbelina

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/9/2008

Where is Pig’s beloved stuffed hippo? He’s looked high and low but Henry Hippo is nowhere to be found! The Super Readers shrink down to the size of ants in the story Thumbelina and join teeny tiny Thumbelina on her GREAT BIG adventure to find her missing brother. They help Thumbelina in her mission and Pig gets a helping hand along the way. Educational Objectives: To learn that you don’t have to do things alone, explore the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story. Related Activity: Finger Puppet Show

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Rapunzel
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7.70
23 votes

#6 - Rapunzel

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/18/2007

Princess Pea's kitten gets stuck in a tree. The Super Readers fly into the story of Rapunzel who is also stranded high above the ground. When climbing Rapunzel's hair proves to be a knotty idea, the Prince and the Super Readers come up with a tamer rescue plan and Princess Pea discovers the value of a helping hand. Educational Objectives: This episode teaches kids that they can accomplish a lot more with a little help from their friends. They also uncover the alphabet, practice spelling, and use the power of reading to change the story. Related Activity: Fairytale Memory

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The Boy Who Drew Cats
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7.62
13 votes

#7 - The Boy Who Drew Cats

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/23/2009

Whyatt's big brother Jack is sick, and Whyatt wants to give him a picture to make him feel better. But even though he thinks and thinks, Whyatt still doesn’t know what to draw! So the Super Readers soar into the Japanese folktale The Boy Who Drew Cats and encounter a little boy struggling to sketch a picture for the emperor. The Super Readers inspire the boy so much that his drawings take on a life of their own...literally! Educational Objectives: To learn about creativity. Preschoolers will build the alphabet, rhyme with AT words and use the power to read to change the story.

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Hansel and Gretel
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7.57
91 votes

#8 - Hansel and Gretel

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/4/2007

Red takes one of Peter Piper's peppers without asking and he gets mad. The Super Readers turn to the story of Hansel and Gretel to see what happens when the children sample the witch's gingerbread house without permission. Without sugar-coating the situation, the witch tells her side of the story. The lesson teaches Red-and Hansel and Gretel - to be more considerate. Educational Objectives: This episode teaches kids about the importance of manners, plus it helps them practice the alphabet, identify the letters F, R and T, practice spelling, and use opposites to change the ending of the story. Related Activity: Gingerbread Cookie Letters

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The Little Mermaid
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7.56
16 votes

#9 - The Little Mermaid

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/28/2008

Pig feels different from his friends, which makes him very sad. The Super Readers dive into the story The Little Mermaid to talk with someone whose tail sets her apart from kids on land. As the Super Readers explore the ocean floor with The Little Mermaid, Pig slowly begins to see why being different can be special and the journey to the depths of the sea teaches him a lesson he can use right in his own backyard. Educational Objectives: To learn about feeling good about yourself. Preschoolers will follow the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story!

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Cinderella - The Prince's Side Of The Story
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7.56
18 votes

#10 - Cinderella - The Prince's Side Of The Story

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/10/2009

Red and Little Boy Blue are playing some music together when Little Boy Blue suddenly disappears! This is just like when Cinderella left the ball without finishing her dance. To solve the mystery, Super Why and his friends soar into Cinderella's fairytale once again, and this time they talk to the prince! Educational Objectives: To learn about thinking creatively, investigate the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story.

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Tiddalick The Frog
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7.50
10 votes

#11 - Tiddalick The Frog

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 4/22/2008

Whyatt’s mom tells him that he’s wasting water. This is a really big problem and he’s not sure how to fix it. So the Super Readers dash into the Australian folk tale of Tiddalick the Frog and make the acquaintance of a funny amphibian whose puddle jumping is using up all the water and leaving his neighbors in the dust – literally! As the Super Readers help Tiddalick and his dry friends, they learn how important water is to the planet along with a valuable lesson about conservation. Educational Objectives: To learn about the environment, play with the alphabet, and identify the letters F-R-O-G. Young viewers will practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story.

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Beauty and The Beast
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7.50
10 votes

#12 - Beauty and The Beast

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/19/2008

“Grrr! Stomp!” is all Princess Pea hears on her playdate with Wolfy and she can’t figure out why he’s so angry! The Super Readers zip into the story of Beauty and the Beast and get to know the Beast himself! He isn’t so “beastly” after all and if only he could turn down his roaring, Beauty might figure out they’re not as different as she thinks. Educational Objectives: To learn about the right way to speak to friends, practice the alphabet, and rhyme with “ake” words. Kids will find out that the power to read can change the story!

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The Prince And The Pauper
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7.50
6 votes

#13 - The Prince And The Pauper

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/11/2009

Whyatt thinks his house is too loud while Princess Pea believes her home is too quiet! Would the friends be better-off if they switched places? To look for a solution, Super Why and his friends encounter two friends just as they are about to switch houses. A prince on the farm and a pauper in a castle soon leads to chaos and confusion! Where will everyone be the happiest? Educational Objectives: To learn to appreciate where you're from. Kids will experiment with the alphabet, celebrate spelling and use the power to read to change the story.

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The Gingerbread Boy
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7.47
19 votes

#14 - The Gingerbread Boy

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/13/2008

Run, run as fast as you can! As Pig zooms through the playground at top speeds, he can't figure out why Poppa Pig keeps telling him to slow down! The Super Readers fly into the story of The Gingerbread Boy and set off on a mad dash after the speedy little cookie! Will the Super Readers be able to keep the Gingerbread Boy safe, or is their plan half baked? Educational Objectives: To learn about safety, sing the entire alphabet, identify the letters H, O, U, S, E, rhyme with 'ox' words and use the power to read to change the story and save the day!

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The Emperor's New Clothes
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7.42
12 votes

#15 - The Emperor's New Clothes

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 1/22/2008

Pig feels embarrassed when Jill asks him to wear a bucket on his head in order to play their game. The Super Readers dive into the tale of The Emperor's New Clothes and meet someone else who doesn't want to look ridiculous in front of his friends. Pig learns that being silent about his feelings makes him feel as silly as wearing a bucket. Educational Objectives: This episode teaches kids the importance of communicating their feelings. They also follow the alphabet, practice spelling skills, and use the power of reading to change the ending of the story. Related Activity: Mixed Up, Dress Up

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The Goose and the Golden Eggs
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7.33
24 votes

#16 - The Goose and the Golden Eggs

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/1/2008

Red’s friends would love to try some of her delicious apples, but Red wants to keep them all for herself! The Super Readers venture into the story of The Goose and the Golden Eggs to visit an old man who is as protective of his special eggs as Red is of her delicious fruit. This old man must learn his lesson, before his golden goose flies the coop! And Red needs to find out how share with her friends. Educational Objectives: To learn about giving to friends, sing the alphabet and identify the letters M-O-R-E. Kids will practice the magic of spelling and find that the power to read can change the story.

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Hansel and Gretel - A Healthy Adventure
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7.33
30 votes

#17 - Hansel and Gretel - A Healthy Adventure

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/9/2009

Red and her friends are having a picnic in the park, but she has no energy to join in the fun. Could it have something to do with her unhealthy snack choices? Super Why and his friends head into the story of Hansel and Gretel to meet the equally tired and grouchy witch. They convince the witch to trade in her gingerbread house for something both delicious and nutritious – and Red learns what kinds of foods will help her go the distance so she can play with her friends for a SUPER long time! Educational Objectives: To learn which foods taste great while providing long-lasting energy! Young viewers will play interactive alphabet games, practice the magic of spelling, and use healthy eating choices to change the story.

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Little Miss Muffet
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7.28
46 votes

#18 - Little Miss Muffet

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/27/2007

Red would love to play with Little Boy Blue, but he keeps running away. The Super Readers venture into the tale of Little Miss Muffet and meet a spider who is frightening his friend right off her tuffet. By helping the spider find a better way to approach Miss Muffet, everyone learns that when you care, you share - and not scare. Educational Objectives: This episode teaches kids how to treat a friend. They also learn to follow the alphabet, practice spelling, and use the power of reading to change a story. Related Activity: S-P-I-D-E-R

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The Three Little Pigs
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7.27
139 votes

#19 - The Three Little Pigs

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/3/2007

Pig is building towers with blocks and Jill keeps knocking them down. Pig wants her to stop. The Super Readers fly into The Three Little Pigs story to have a discussion with the Big Bad Wolf, who certainly knows a thing or two about knocking things down. When all the huffing and puffing is done, Pig learns an important lesson about friendship. Educational Objectives: This episode teaches kids about making friends, plus it helps them practice the alphabet, identify the letters W,O, L and F, rhyme using words from the "ALL" family (such as wall, fall and ball), and use opposites to change the meaning of the story. Related Activity: Build-A-Sign

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Momotaro The Peach Boy
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7.27
11 votes

#20 - Momotaro The Peach Boy

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/4/2008

Pig and his brothers want to build a treehouse but they're so busy squabbling, they'll never get the job done. The Super Readers head into a Japanese Folktale and meet a little boy whose friends are arguing so loudly, it actually angers an ogre! Will they be able to show their new pals that arguing is the pits? Educational Objectives: To learn about getting along and getting the job done. Young viewers will follow the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story!

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The Ghost Who Was Afraid of Halloween
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7.27
11 votes

#21 - The Ghost Who Was Afraid of Halloween

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/14/2008

It's Halloween in Storybrook Village and Pig is so frightened, he won’t go Trick or Treating with his friends! The Super Readers pay a storybook visit to Little Ghost, who's a bit of a scaredy cat himself, to teach him there's more to Halloween than meets the eye! Educational Objectives: To learn about the fun of Halloween. The alphabet is explored and kids will identify the letters P, U, M, P, K, I, N, practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story and save the day!

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Rumpelstiltskin
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7.25
8 votes

#22 - Rumpelstiltskin

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 5/20/2008

Princess Pea’s father is busy, busy, busy with no time to help her tie up her skates. What’s a Princess to do? The Super Readers use their literacy powers to visit another Princess whose funny little helper, Rumpelstiltskin, is far too busy to help her spin straw into gold. The Super Readers may be able to guess Rumpelstiltskin’s name but they won’t be able to guess what will happen in this story! Educational Objectives: To learn about the importance of doing things yourself, build the alphabet, and identify the letters S-P-I-N. Young viewers will rhyme with “at” words, and use the power to read to change the story and save the day!

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The Ugly Duckling - Becoming A Swan
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7.20
5 votes

#23 - The Ugly Duckling - Becoming A Swan

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/12/2009

Pig is too big for his bed and his sneakers are pinching his feet - what is going on? The superhero readers zoom into the story of The Ugly Duckling: Becoming a Swan, and meet a little guy who is experiencing growing pains of his own. Super Why and his friends help Duckling accept himself as he is while Pig learns an important lesson about the benefits of getting bigger. Educational Objectives: To learn about getting bigger. Young viewers will build the alphabet and identify the letters B, I, G, N, E, S, and T. They’ll also practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story.

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Cinderella
star
7.17
24 votes

#24 - Cinderella

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/28/2007

Red, who's not a princess, is worried about fitting in at Sleeping Beauty's princess party. The Super Readers leap into the book of Cinderella to see how she handled her own princess problem. When the clock strikes twelve, Red learns that she doesn't need the help of a fairy godmother to feel good about herself. Educational Objectives: This episode teaches kids about positive self-esteem. They also find letters of the alphabet, practice spelling and use opposites to change the story. Related Activity: Make A Clock

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The Twelve Dancing Princesses
star
7.17
42 votes

#25 - The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/7/2008

Whyatt’s family is acting very sneaky and he wants to know why! The Super Readers waltz into the story of The Twelve Dancing Princesses – who are acting just as secretive. The Super Readers may be hot on the trail of the Princesses to discover what they’re concealing, but will Whyatt uncover what his family is hiding? Educational Objectives: To learn about the fun of the unexpected, play with the alphabet and identify the letters W-I-N-D. In addition, young viewers will practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story! Related Activity: A Surprise Party

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