Friday, September 9, 2011

It's World Literacy Day!

Over 70% of the words in the English language are sight-words. This means we are expected to recognise the word as soon as we see it. The best way to initiate a child into sight-reading is for the child to see a word and hear it at the same time. 

Audiobooks are the perfect way to do that! Have you heard the Mouse stories?

This series is all about fun. The new titles in Karadi Tales Junior feature an extremely wily and unusual protagonist – a mouse! – in four hilarious, laugh-out-loud stories brought alive with charming music, hilariously vivid illustrations and a dramatic narrative. With these stories, reading becomes a participatory process – the child can engage with the stories through the written form, the audio and the artwork.

Brought alive with rich music by Anil Srinivasan, the audio has a dramatic narrative with voices from theatre company Evam. Vivid illustrations by Malavika P. C. add to the hilarity of these stories by Lavanya R. N., Pankaja Srinivasan and Shobha Viswanath. 

One of the 4 Mouse Stories is available online for you to hear and read along with. The Lion and the Mouse is now fully available through Issuu!

The audiobook editions of The Mouse Stories (Book + Audio CD) carry an MRP of Rs. 145 each and are available through all major online and offline retail chains.

Happy World Literacy Day!