Check out this website for readers of all ages! (And parents and teachers, too!)


The Book Ant


This week we celebrated UNESCO’s World Book Day “to recognize the power of books to change our lives for the better and to support books and those who produce them.” The Bookant and friends can get behind that, so I did some checking. There is a website for readers, teachers, and parents and I found some treasures there. Check it out at http://worldbookday.com.

For very young readers, there is a delightful set of video books by Rod Campbell, whose chunky cardboard books feature flaps that open to advance the simple story. Campbell’s stories of animals and children are narrated and animated simply. Videos run about two or three minutes long and feature pictures and words right from the books along with sound effects and a lovely British-accented voice-over. My favorite was Dear Zoo, the story of a child who asks the zoo to send a pet. There is a gentle…

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