“Mama Don't Allow!” is part of the Emmy Award-winning Reading Rainbow Series Hosted by LeVar Burton. This DVD tells the story of Miles, who receives a saxophone as a birthday gift. Neither his parents nor the neighbors can stand the sounds Miles makes with his new instrument. However, no one guesses what's in store for them when Miles and his Swamp Band receive an invitation to play at the Alligator Ball! The recording lasts approximately 30 minutes. The paperback edition of this story is item 835216, available separately
Alligator Farm - A visit to Kleibert's Alligator Farm where Heather Burden, a Naturalist from the New Orleans Zoo, tells LeVar about alligators and lets him hold a small one.
Meet Fred Newman - LeVar introduces us to Fred Newman, a mouth sounds performer, during the feature book recording of "Mama Don't Allow."
Visit the Creole Queen - Explore the Creole Queen, an old riverboat in Louisiana. Later, kids on the street tell what their parents won't allow them to do.
The Saxophone Player - LeVar visits with jazz saxophone artist Earl Turbinton about creating improvisational music. Earl demonstrates how music can express emotions.