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8th Feb '18 3:16:09 AM jormis29
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* This shows up occasionally on the ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' franchise, but special credit goes to ''The Book of Pooh'' for a general focus on language and reading, and even more special credit goes to that show's song "Carried Away with Books" in which the characters and Owl in particular sing about how books can carry you away on adventures.

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* This shows up occasionally on the ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' franchise, but special credit goes to ''The Book of Pooh'' ''Series/TheBookOfPooh'' for a general focus on language and reading, and even more special credit goes to that show's song "Carried Away with Books" in which the characters and Owl in particular sing about how books can carry you away on adventures.
30th Dec '17 3:53:26 PM Lemia
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** Still another episode had Buster try to find a book to read for a school report after initially cheating by basing his report on a movie instead. Arthur gives him multiple books to try reading, but Buster gets bored and gives up reading each of these books no matter how short they are, until he reads a book that Arthur thought would be too long and complicated to hold his attention and loves it so much that he spends the entire night reading it.
8th Dec '17 1:56:19 AM Cryoclaste
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* Books are what set up the plot in the Project {{Crossover}} Books series. The first FanFiction in the series, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6302328/1/Paper-Mario-Eds Paper Mario Eds]]'', has [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Ed]] find a strange book in the school library. Reading it makes the Eds get transported to the PaperMario world. At the end of the story, the Eds receives a series of seemingly empty books entitled Crossover Books, which are activated based on the Eds' interests, wishes, and themes. At the end of the story, the Eds have the entirety of their adventure recorded on the book. However, if the Eds fail their adventure, they will be permanently stuck in the current world.

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* Books are what set up the plot in the Project {{Crossover}} Books series. The first FanFiction in the series, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6302328/1/Paper-Mario-Eds Paper Mario Eds]]'', has [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Ed]] find a strange book in the school library. Reading it makes the Eds get transported to the PaperMario ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' world. At the end of the story, the Eds receives a series of seemingly empty books entitled Crossover Books, which are activated based on the Eds' interests, wishes, and themes. At the end of the story, the Eds have the entirety of their adventure recorded on the book. However, if the Eds fail their adventure, they will be permanently stuck in the current world.
28th Nov '17 11:56:22 PM alnair20aug93
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Oddly enough, the trope is usually limited to novels, and ignores the value of reading across other media, such as magazines, comic books, manga, novellas, articles and short stories.

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Oddly enough, the trope is usually limited to novels, and ignores the value of reading across other media, such as magazines, comic books, manga, novellas, articles and short stories.
stories. And not to mention, reading in digital formats such as e-books and apps for tablets and phones.


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And [[TheNewTens in this day and age]] where written media is distributed digitally, expect aesops about reading a physical book.
24th Nov '17 6:47:45 AM Chabal2
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* ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'': Andalites apparently came up with books ''after'' computers, and consider them superior. Of course, this was the 90's, when computers weren't yet as essential to human lives.
21st Oct '17 4:35:56 AM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheCryptKeeper'' episode "All Booked Up" had a boy being taught the value of reading by the Crypt Keeper, who does so by putting the boy through reenactments of ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', ''Literature/TheManInTheIronMask'', and ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer''. When the Crypt Keeper is done with the boy, he can't get enough of books.
10th Oct '17 9:37:02 AM valar55
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A common [[EdutainmentShow PSA type plot]] and {{Aesop}} for kids shows and movies. There's a few possible plots that lead to this:

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A common [[EdutainmentShow PSA type plot]] and {{Aesop}} for kids kids' shows and movies. There's a few possible plots that lead to this:
27th Aug '17 7:33:56 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode, "Best Hedgehog", has its Sonic Says segment to be about this Aesop:

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode, "Best Hedgehog", has its Sonic Says segment to be about this Aesop:



** "Roxy Rumbles" is one of the most remembered episodes in the series since it's [[VillainEpisode Roxy centered]]. Roxy never learned to read and when she botched an appearance on live TV her bandmates (excluding Stormer) made fun of her. She leaves, coincidentally finds a winning lottery ticket, and decides to permanently leave the band. In the end she [[StatusQuoIsGod loses the cash and The Misfits drag her back]], partially due to her inability to read contracts. Ba Nee gives Roxy a book for beginner readers and we're shown Roxy to begin learning to read. This is given a reference in the season finale when [[spoiler:The Misfits come to Ba Nee's going away party]].

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** "Roxy Rumbles" is one of the most remembered episodes in the series since it's [[VillainEpisode Roxy centered]]. Roxy never learned to read and when she botched an appearance on live TV TV, her bandmates (excluding Stormer) made fun of her. She leaves, coincidentally finds a winning lottery ticket, and decides to permanently leave the band. In the end she [[StatusQuoIsGod loses the cash and The Misfits drag her back]], partially due to her inability to read contracts. Ba Nee gives Roxy a book for beginner readers and we're shown Roxy to begin learning to read. This is given a reference in the season finale when [[spoiler:The Misfits come to Ba Nee's going away party]].



** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkOUOEwKCok Open A Book]]" is a song by a Jem and the Holograms song about reading.

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** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkOUOEwKCok Open A Book]]" is a song by a Jem and the Holograms song sing about reading.
22nd Jun '17 1:38:38 AM PrincessPandaTrope
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode, "Best Hedgehog", has its Sonic Says segment to be about this Aesop:
-->'''Sonic''': I love reading! Books can take you to far-away lands, and exotic places, or show how to see everyday things in a way cool way! [[NeverLearnedToRead Too bad some people have a problem learning how to read.]] If you know who has trouble reading, tell them to ask a teacher, or get help at a local library. All they have to do is ask. I'll tell ya, there's worlds of fun at reading!
** The last episode, "Sonically Ever After", has its Sonic Says segment to be about going to the library.
16th May '17 1:54:26 AM PaulA
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* In an out of print ''U.S.Acres'' book called 'Sir Orson to the rescue!', Orson was reading a book about King Arthur. Roy mocked that 'Reading is for nerds'. To get back at Orson for insulting him, Roy took the book while Orson and the chicks were sleeping. He thought of burying it in the woods, but then he read the rest of the story, Orson left off, then couldn't stop reading it.

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* In an out of print ''U.S.Acres'' ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' book called 'Sir Orson to the rescue!', Orson was reading a book about King Arthur. Roy mocked that 'Reading is for nerds'. To get back at Orson for insulting him, Roy took the book while Orson and the chicks were sleeping. He thought of burying it in the woods, but then he read the rest of the story, Orson left off, then couldn't stop reading it.



* As in the film version mentioned above, this aesop is a huge part of WilliamGoldman's ''Literature/ThePrincessBride''. According to the book's [[spoiler:fictional]] narrative, the young Goldman was a hopeless sports nerd until The Princess Bride turned him into a passionate book-lover.

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* As in the film version mentioned above, this This aesop is a huge part of WilliamGoldman's Creator/WilliamGoldman's ''Literature/ThePrincessBride''. According to the book's [[spoiler:fictional]] (fictional) framing narrative, the young Goldman was a hopeless sports nerd until The ''The Princess Bride Bride'' turned him into a passionate book-lover.
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