"What did you see?" is the first 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: Amma is surprised that Meera has seen no animals at the zoo - not a monkey, or lion, or even a giraffe... But why did Meera see no animals there? Her lively mother forgets to ask!
Story: Nandini Nayar
Illustrations: Soumya Menon
Music: Jerry Silvester Vincent
Narration: Bernadette Joseph & Tara
WHAT DID YOU SEE
“So,” asked Amma, “What did you see at the zoo?” “Nothing!” said Meera.
“What!” said Amma. “Didn’t you see the Monkeys jump? “Like this?” “No!” said Meera
“Did you hear a lion roar?” LIKE THIS?” “No, no!” said Meera.
“You must have seen an elephant, swaying its trunk?
This way, that way? LIKE THIS?” “N…n…o,” said Meera.
“A giraffe with a long neck, eating leaves from a tall tree? LIKE THIS?” “Long neck? No.”
“A peacock dancing? LIKE THIS?” “No.”
“A crocodile yawning? LIKE THIS? ” “No, Amma!”
“You went to the zoo today and saw no animals?” Amma asked.
“We didn’t go today, Amma! We’re going tomorrow!”
“Tomorrow?” said Meera’s Amma… and flopped to the ground like a bear.
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.