Chunu and Munu Read – Instilling a Love of Reading

chunu and munu readChunu and Munu Read tells the story of two girls and how they learn to love reading books, they spend their time inside the library and begin to see the wonder of books by discovering beautiful pictures, amazing stories, and knowledge they can gain through reading.

Chunu and Munu Read is brought to us by Room to Read via Pratham’s Storyweaver platform and is classified as English Level 1 storybook.

Download or read online the flipbook of Chunu and Munu Read  below the post or scroll down to review the text with some sample images.

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 trough 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

Text and Sample Images from Chunu and Munu Read

chunu and munu readChunu 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.”

chunu and munu readIn 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.”

chunu and munu read“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.”

chunu and munu read“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 every day 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!

<end of book – Chunu and Munu read – a short English story>

About Room to Read

Room to Read is an international non-profit that aims to bring many more books, literacy, and non-gender specific education to the developing world. Founded on the belief that “World Change Starts With Educated Children,” the organization focuses on working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments. Room to Read develops literacy skills and the habit of reading among primary school children, and supports girls in completing secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

Read Chunu and Munu Read French Version Below.

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