The Girl Who Hated Books

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.

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Jo Meuris
Jo Meuris
Michael Rudder
Elizabeth Lofranco
Harry Standjofski
Thor Bishopric
original music composer
Janet Lumb
Dino Giancola
Sugith Varughese
digital imaging specialist
Susan Gourley
picture editor
Oana Suteu
sound editor
Don Ayer
foley artist
Karla Baumgardner
voice recording
Audio Postproduction SPR Inc.
Serge Boivin
executive producer
David Verrall
Sally Bochner
Tamara Lynch


  • cristi_aurora

    “I enjoyed watching this film. I will put it on in my ESL class and am sure the children will love it. Very motivational.” — cristi_aurora, 9 Apr 2015

  • dlanteigne

    “Good film!” — dlanteigne, 16 Oct 2014

  • butterflydreams

    “A truly lovely film that works in every way!” — butterflydreams, 11 Jul 2011

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