The Super WHY! mission is to inspire children to develop a lifelong love of reading and books.! The adventures take place in Storybrook Village, a magical three-dimensional world behind the shelves in your library, where all of your favorite fairytale characters live, including four best friends: Red, from Little Red Riding Hood; Pig from The Three Little Pigs, Princess from The Princess & the Pea, and Whyatt, the curious younger brother of Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk, who discovers he has the power to fly inside books to find the answers to his questions.
Whyatt accidentally messes up Jack’s room and is in BIG trouble with his big brother! The Super Readers pay a storybook visit to Goldilocks and the Three Bears and find Goldilocks surrounded by three broken chairs, three bowls of porridge and three times the mess! How will they solve this problem before the bears get home?
Whyatt Beanstalk – The leader of the group of characters who become the “Super Readers”, Whyatt is an olive-skinned, blue eyed, brown-haired boy who wears a dark blue polo shirt with green stripes and khaki pants. In the e “Jack and the Beanstalk”, it is revealed that Whyatt’s older brother is Jack, the hero of the English folk tale Jack and the Beanstalk. Whyatt lives with his mother, who writes stories, and his father who illustrates them, along with baby sister Joy but not his brother. Jack appears in some es but generally is “away at college.” When Whyatt introduces himself at the Book Club, he says, “Whyatt here!” His superhero form is Super Why. In this form, he has a green mask, turbo sneakers, a blue cape, and a Why Writer. His symbol is a question mark. He focuses on vocabulary.
Little Red Riding Hood – The title character from the fairy tale, she only refers to herself as “Red Riding Hood” and is a freckle-faced pale skinned brunette/redhead who wears a red dress and red roller skates as well as a red flat cap. When she is introduced, she says “Red Riding Hood rolling in!” When she turns to Wonder Red in her superhero form, her clothing becomes a blue armless and legless jumpsuit with red trim, her skates are turned blue and her special item is a red and blue basket. It is called a Wonder Words Basket and her symbol is a spiral. She focuses on rhyming and word families like “OP”, “AT”, “UN”, “UMP”, “OG”, etc.
Pig – Pig enjoys pretending and dressing up like his father, a construction worker. He is pink, and generally wears a construction hat, with a toolkit belt and safety goggles. His superhero form is Alpha Pig. His Alphabet Toolbox has an Alphabet Map, a Lucky Letter Lasso, Brilliant Binoculars, a Mega Magnifying Glass and a Fabulous Flashlight in it. His symbol is a triangle. He focuses on the alphabet.
Princess Pea – Princess Pea was named after the children’s story “The Princess and the Pea”; it is shown in the e The Princess and The Pea that the princess in that story was Pea’s mother and the prince in that story was her father. However, in this case “Pea” is her surname. She is dark skinned with large brown eyes and curly dark brown hair, wears a lavender princess dress and loves to dance. When she enters, she says, “Princess Pea at your service!” Her superhero form is Princess Presto and in this form she wears a pink gown. Her symbol is a star because she always takes her Magic Spelling Wand with her. She focuses on spelling.
Woofster – Woofster is a Golden Retriever puppy dog with light brown spots. He also lives with Whyatt and his family. When he turns into Woofster, he has dictionary power and can find the meaning to any word. His Super Reader form allows him the power to speak also and his symbol is a dog bone. He is also declared the fifth Super Reader. He officially became a Super Reader in the e “Woofster Finds a Home”.
Super You – Super You is the television viewer and the sixth Super Reader. Whyatt always invites the viewer to join them by describing them as “Super You, with the power to help.”