"Gajapati Kulapati" is the seventh animated story of a brand new series called "Little BookBoxers". Through this series we would like to provide stories that are simple and fun for toddlers (2 to 4 year olds) who have just started reading and learning languages.
As always, our stories are powered by Same Language Subtitling (SLS) that helps improve reading and language learning, subconsciously.
This particular story has been animated by BookBox in partnership with Tulika Books.
About this story: Small noses catch small colds. Big noses catch big colds. Poor Gajapati Kulapati has a big nose and he caught a big cold...
Story: Ashok Rajagopalan
Illustrations: Ashok Rajagopalan
Music Composed and Arranged by: Jerry Silvester Vincent
SFX Design, Mix and Mastered by: Jerry Silvester Vincent
Narration: Bernadette Joseph
Gajapati Kulapati was a big elephant. Gajapati Kulapati was a gentle elephant. One night it rained and Gajapati Kulapati got wet. Gajapati Kulapati caught a cold. Small noses catch small colds. Big noses catch big colds. Gajapati Kulapati had a big nose and he caught a big cold.
When the banana-seller asked Gajapati Kulapati, “Do you want some bananas?” Gajapati Kulapati opened his mouth and said Aaaa. . . Aaaaaaaaaaaachchoooooooooooooooo
Hooooosh The bananas flew out of the banana-seller’s hands. Pachaak They fell on the postman’s head. Damaaal The postman fell on a cow. Mmmbaaaaaaaa The cow ran with her tail in the air.
Gajapati Kulapati felt very very sad. Gajapati Kulapati didn’t like to hurt his friends. Gajapati Kulapati opened his mouth to say sorry. Aaaaaachchoooooooooooooo
The banana-seller ran as fast as he could. The postman ran as fast as he could. The cow ran as fast as she could. Gajapati Kulapati felt very sad. Gajapati Kulapati didn’t want to hurt his friends. So Gajapati Kulapati hid behind the wall. There he stayed all day.
Everybody in the village now knew about Gajapati Kulapati’s cold. “Gajapati Kulapati has a cold,” said the banana-seller to the milkman. “Gajapati Kulapati has a cold,” said the milkman to the tailor. “Gajapati Kulapati has a cold,” said the tailor to the flower-seller. “Gajapati Kulapati has a cold,” said the flower-seller to the postman. “I KNOW Gajapati Kulapati has a cold!” shouted the postman.
That night a loud noise woke everyone up. Was it a dog? It got louder… Was it a lion? And louder… Was it thunder? And louder… Was the sky falling down? Aaaaaachchchhhoooooooooooooo
It was the biggest sneeze anyone had heard. It was Gajapati Kulapati! Everyone shook their heads and went back to sleep. With that sneeze, Gajapati Kulapati’s cold disappeared. Next morning he came out bright and cheerful. Everyone gathered around to pat him. Then a wise old grandmother said, “Let’s build him a house so he doesn’t get wet in the rain again.”
So the banana-seller, milkman, tailor, flower-seller, postman and grandmother built a house for Gajapati Kulapati. Gajapati Kulapati was the happiest elephant in the world.
From that day people heard. . . Aaachooo. . . and Aaachooo. . . and Aaachoooo. . .
and Aaachoooo. . . but never. . . Aaaaachchoooo…
Our mission is to produce animated stories that are powered by Same Language Subtitling (SLS) a scientifically tested and proven approach to help improve reading skills and language learning, ultimately promoting a love for reading.
AniBooks flow from a simple fact – children love to watch cartoons. Thus, AniBooks are animated stories for children, with the narration appearing on-screen as Same Language Subtitles (SLS). BookBox was founded in 2004 after winning a business plan competition at Stanford University, called, the Social e-Challenge.