Hyena has lost his laugh a Fun animal adventure. Who will help him find it? This short beautifully illustrated book is lots of fun for young children.
The Lost Laugh includes lots of repetition and simple language, making it a great book for early readers, older brothers and sisters learning to read will enjoy reading to their younger siblings. The beautiful yet simple illustrations provide the perfect inspiration for an art project for kindergarteners and homeschoolers.
This book is another awesome creative commons picture book brought to us by BookDash, a South African non-profit whose aim, just like our own, is to ensure every child has enough books.
Text and Images from The Lost Laugh – Fun animal adventure
Spotty the Hyena is very sad.
He has lost his laugh.
“Please help me find my laugh, Giraffe.”
“I can’t hear a laugh up here.”
“Please help me find my laugh, Hippo.”
“I can’t hear a laugh down here.”
“Please help me find my laugh, Warthog.”
“I can’t hear a laugh in here.”
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One of our patrons, Sandi, of Storytime Sandi has made an awesome video for reading along with this book, to read along with The Lost Laugh, check the video out here:
About Book Dash
Book Dash gathers professional creatives – writers, illustrators, designers, editors – who volunteer to create high-quality children’s books that anyone can freely download, translate, print and distribute. Most of the work is done on a Book Dash day, when small teams work for over twelve straight hours, each producing a new book.
Why Book Dash?
Books purchased from publishers cost too much. In order to distribute more books for South African children, Book Dash participants work as publishers in a single day, having a book with no publishers mean the book will be a lot cheaper the only cost will be printing the books. With these, anyone can run sponsored prints and the finished books can be handed to children.
Every child should have a hundred books when they reach the age of five. that means handing down 600 million free books to South African children who probably could not afford to buy them, More children grow up not learning how to read and write well, and every day we lose more of these children. Let us not neglect these children and help them overcome poverty by first teaching them how to read and to enjoy the worlds that a book can open up.
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