A different approach to stories for new readers
Colorfully-illustrated storybooks make it fun for children to learn to read Lao, and we've published many such books.
This collection of Aesop Fables takes a different approach. Sometimes children use the pictures to invent their own story – which builds up the imagination, but doesn't build up reading skills. Here we've used just a single small picture to introduce each story, so that beginning readers will focus in on the printed words. It's written at level 4 of our "I Can Read!" series, for children who haven't even learned the full Lao alphabet yet. The type is large with extra space between words and letters.
retold by Bouakao Tor, Kanya Taiyavongsa and Manita Saiyalit
This book was made possible by a sponsorship from A357 GmbH, Winterthur, Switzerland. Thank you!
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