The Girl Who Hated Books

The Girl Who Hated Books

                                The Girl Who Hated Books
| 7 min

This animated short about literacy introduces us to Meena, a young girl who hates books even though her parents love to read. Books are everywhere in Meena's house, in cupboards, drawers and even piled up on the stairs. Still, she refuses to even open one up. But when her cat Max accidentally knocks down a huge stack, pandemonium ensues and nothing is ever the same again.

Part of the Talespinners collection, which uses vibrant animation to bring popular children’s stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.

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  • director
    Jo Meuris
  • animator
    Jo Meuris
  • voice
    Michael Rudder
    Elizabeth Lofranco
    Harry Standjofski
    Thor Bishopric
  • original music composer
    Janet Lumb
    Dino Giancola
  • writer
    Sugith Varughese
  • digital imaging specialist
    Susan Gourley
  • infographist
    Randall Finnerty
    Jason Smalridge
    Catherine Lafortune
    Martine Henri
    Jean Yuson
    Itsik Romano
    Stephan Gaudreault
    Neerajkumar Patel
  • picture editor
    Oana Suteu
  • sound editor
    Don Ayer
  • foley artist
    Karla Baumgardner
  • voice recording
    Audio Postproduction SPR Inc.
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
    Sally Bochner
  • producer
    Tamara Lynch

  • cristi_aurora

    I enjoyed watching this film. I will put it on in my ESL class and am sure the children will love it. Very motivational.

    cristi_aurora, 9 Apr 2015
  • dlanteigne

    Good film!

    dlanteigne, 16 Oct 2014
  • butterflydreams

    A truly lovely film that works in every way!

    butterflydreams, 11 Jul 2011