"The Talkative Tortoise" is the fourth 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: Yak yak yak... the tortoise loves to talk. He learns the hard way that keeping his mouth shut is sometimes very necessary!
Story: Jeeva Raghunath, Illustrations: Shailja Jain, Music: Jerry Silvester Vincent Narration: Bernadette Joseph, Animation: BookBox
THE TALKATIVE TORTOISE
Which story shall I tell you? How I came or how I went? I lived there, near that pond.
I had two bird friends, Ganga and Yamuna. Whenever I saw them, yak yak yak yak,
I would talk. Meet in the morning, yak yak… Meet in the afternoon, yak yak… Meet at night, yak yak… Fed up with my yak yak they decided to go away to another pond.
Uuuuu huuuu, I began to cry. My friends felt bad. “Okay,” they said.
“Come along, but you must keep your mouth shut and not talk at all.”
“But… but… I don’t have wings!” I said.
They took a stick. Ganga held one end. Yamuna held the other end.
I held the middle. Flap flap, we flew high. All was well until…
Yak yak yak yak… I opened my mouth.
Owwwww! That’s all, I became like this.
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.