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.
Ages 6 to 13
English Language Arts - CanLit
English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
Inspire students to become more open-minded about things they are unfamiliar with or wary of. Brainstorm/mind-map experiences that are unknown, have students journal/role-play about what might happen during them. Encourage/empower students to face underlying fears by learning about something that intimidates them. Make a “Bucket List.” The film can also be a useful tool for reluctant readers; have them explore different genres and use imagery to relate books to life or fantasy.