I Can Make Things! An English Level 1 book from Pratham’s Storyweaver, this is a story of a boy who can make many things. He can draw his mother and Sister but he is told of somethings he cannot do like drawing on the wall. He can do a lot of amazing things that his little sister cannot.
This is an English level 1 book suited for early readers and children who want to start reading. The book has a lot of wonderful pictures on it to keep children interested while learning new words.
I Can Make Things! (English), written by Mini Shrinivasan, illustrated by Tanvee Nabar, supported by Parag: A Sir Ratan Tata Trust Initiative, published by Pratham Books (© Pratham Books, 2013) under a CC BY 4.0 license on StoryWeaver. Read, create and translate stories for free on www.storyweaver.org.in
Sample from I Can Make Things!
I am a big boy now.
I can draw and I can make things.
I draw my mother, she sits still.
I draw my sister, she does not sit still.
I draw many things.
But I am told not to draw on the wall.
I can make things.
I make a drawing of a cat, she is fat.
I make a fish. It is small.
I make paper boats, birds and planes.
I make houses and trains.
My sister makes a mess!
I can make many things. But my sister cannot!
<end of story – I can make things>
About Pratham, Read India
Pratham Books was set up in 2004, as part of the Read India movement, a nation-wide campaign to promote reading among children. Pratham Books is a not-for-profit organization that publishes quality books for children in multiple Indian languages. Pratham’s mission is to see “a book in every child’s hand” and democratize the joy of reading.
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