Welcome to Story Online, a Web site where interesting children’s books are read by SAG (Screen Actor’s Guild) members. On the main page, you’ll find some featured stories. While I was there, those stories were:
Enemy Pie – read by Camryn Manheim
Romeow and Drooliet – read by Haylie Duff
White Socks Only – read by Amber Rose Tamblyn
When Pigasso Met Mootisse – read by Eric Close
Dad, Are You the Tooth Fairy? – read by Jason Alexander
Brave Irene – read by Al Gore
To find more stories, click the More Stories button and the stories will switch out to different ones. There are 20 stories in total right now!
To get started, simply choose a story. On the story’s page, you will have several navigation options. You can select the Read By button and learn all about the actor reading the story or you can click the Let’s Read It button and choose your connection speed to see the video.
The video will be of the actor reading the story with the story captioned as well. The video will show both the actor reading and the illustrations from the pages of the book. I thought that was very cool! On the Video page, you have the options of full screen, turning the captions on/off or changing the video’s size.
As if the stories weren’t cool enough on their own, they’ve even added downloadable activity guides. There are also Related Activities, which will pop up and suggest things you can do with the book. There’s even a More Activities section you can check out!
I think this is a great site for kids and from reading the Viewer Comments, so do a lot of other people. Enjoy!