Chunu and Munu Read tells the story of two girls and how they come to love reading books, they spend their time inside the library and begin to love books by discovering wonderful pictures, amazing stories, and knowledge they can learn through reading.
Chunu and Munu Read is brought to us by Pratham’s Storyweaver and is classified as English Level 1 book.
Pratham’s Storyweaver Books are leveled according to age and reading skills of children, level 1 books are mostly targeted to children age 2 – 5 years old, here new words are introduced to them to learn and practice through reading. Along with these words are colourful and fun pictures to keep the little ones interest on the book.
Chunu and Munu Read (English), translated by Stephanie Wei, based on original story पढ्नु धैरे रमाइलो! (Nepali),
written by Shantdas Manandhar, illustrated by Abin Shrestha, published by Room to Read (© Room to Read, 2008)
under a CC BY 4.0 license on StoryWeaver. Read, create and translate stories for free on www.storyweaver.org.in
Sample from Chunu and Munu Read
Chunu and Munu are reading in a library.
“Chunu, look at this boy spinning around.
This picture is so nice!”
“Munu, look at these red blossoming flowers.”
“Chunu, look at these beautiful butterflies with different colored wings.”
In the library, there are books with wonderful pictures here, there, and everywhere!
“Chunu, read this. It is a book filled with songs.”
“Munu, please tell me a story.”
“Please tell me a story that touches the heart.”
“Come Chunu, let’s sit together.
You take one book, and I will take another one.
Let us read together.”
“Oh, what is this? A dog and a rabbit going to school!”
“Look at this bear sitting on a chair! He has warm eyes.”
“I will tell you a story. Which one do you want to listen to?
A story about a rabbit or a dog?”
“Tell me a story with lots of art and pictures.”
“I’m so happy to be at the library.
I will come here everyday to read books.”
“Chunu, let’s take some books home where we can also enjoy reading them.
Books can be our friends.
Let’s read books, let’s love books!
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About Pratham, Read India
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