Although the narrator introduces the book title and the author, she neglects to introduce herself, so viewers don't know who reads the story.
Although Wayne Brady introduces the book by reading the title and announcing that he's the narrator in a voiceover, the usual practice of superimposing the book title, author's name, and the "narrated by" on the screen over the book illustrations is not done.
This is the only episode which has been rated TV-Y7, while all the others are rated TV-Y.
In a flashback showing LeVar's first day of school, he proudly shows another student his Superman lunchbox, but the style is the Superman from the Christopher Reeve movie in 1978. By that time in real life, LeVar was 18 and starring in Roots. If the producers wanted accuracy and LeVar did have a Superman lunch box as a child, it would have been George Reeves, not Christopher Reeve.
This was the second episode where LeVar does not say "You don't have to take my word for it."
This episode features the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center which is in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
This episode was filmed at the Angeles National Forest in southern California.
This episode was filmed entirely in New Mexico.
One key mistake with the statue of LeVar Burton in his Reading Rainbow mode is that he was put in a studio set. And of course, Reading Rainbow was the classic homeless children's series. If they used anything for a "set," they used the City of New York.
The Reading Rainbow media guide has perpetually misprinted the name Sunracer, using an A instead of an E near the end.
This episode was filmed at the Sonoran Desert National Monument in Gila Bend, Arizona.
The credits of this program uses the heading "Kid on the Street" at one point, but it's obvious they never shoot these segments anywhere near a street. (To find out why, check out Episode 5 of Monty Python's Flying Circus.) It's much better to say "vox pops."
The Velveteen Rabbit was one of the books introduced in this episode, but it was never actually described. The book is about a toy rabbit who wants to become a real live bunny.
This episode was filmed mostly at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. A female mummy's medical exam appointment was filmed at Bronson Methodist hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The book, The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy, was reviewed by a dog.
In hockey, a "hat trick" is when a player scores three goals in a single game.
This was the first episode where LeVar does not say "You don't have to take my word for it."
People who can't digest milk, let alone drink it, are considered lactose intolerant.
LeVar's name is now capitalized as "LEVAR BURTON"
This was the first of three consecutive episodes whose copyright accidentally gave the Roman numeral for 1935.