The Girl Who Hated Books

Jo Meuris
2006 | 7 min
This animated short about literacy introduces us to Meena, a young girl who hates books even though her parents love to read. Books are everywhere in Meena's house, in cupboards, drawers and even piled up on the stairs. Still, she refuses to even open one up. But when her cat Max accidentally knocks down a huge stack, pandemonium ensues and nothing is ever the same again.

Part of the Talespinners collection, which uses vibrant animation to bring popular children’s stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.

Awards and distinctions

  • NFB Prize for Best Animated film
    Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families, Vancouver
  • Chris Award - Category: Children & Youth
    International Film and Video Festival, Columbus