"Too Much Noise" is the sixth 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 story has been provided for free under the CC-BY license by Pratham Books, which is a not-for-profit children's books publisher with a mission to see "A book in every child's hand". Artwork has been adapted from the original book while the animation, music and narration have all been done by BookBox.
About this story: Sringeri Srinivas, the lovable farmer has to take his cows along the new highway, to the cattle fair. Our farmer finds the noise just too much, but he finds a smart new solution!
Story: Noni, Illustrations: Angie & Upesh, Music Composed and Arranged by: Jerry Silvester Vincent, SFX Design, Mix and Mastered by: Jerry Silvester Vincent, Narration: Jeremy Roske, Animation: BookBox
TOO MUCH NOISE
One day, Sringeri Srinivas set out for the cattle fair with his best cows. They had to go on the new national highway. The cars and trucks had very loud horns. Paoon! Ponn! Pa! The cows did not like the noise at all. They forced Sringeri Srinivas to take them back home.
But the noise stayed inside Sringeri Srinivas's head and came back home with him. Even the sounds that Sringeri Srinivas heard daily suddenly became too loud for him. The frogs, the koyals, the cows, the tiger. Why were they so noisy?
Poor Sringeri Srinivas. He only wanted silence. He shouted at the children if they talked loudly. Everyone tried to help. The children played cricket quietly. The cows did not moo any more. Yet Sringeri Srinivas was not happy.
"I will go away from this noisy place," he declared one morning. He walked away from his village and reached a new town, which was even noisier. He met a young man wearing headphones, who seemed very happy, in spite of all the honking. "Aha, this is just what I need," he said. He bought a big pair of headphones. No more noise!
Now, when Sringeri Srinivas gets very angry at the cars or the frogs, he just puts on his headphones and listens to some quiet music. But he still has to take his cows to the cattle fair along the noisy highway. Maybe his cows need headphones too!
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.