Monday, November 10, 2008

Mrs. P Reads a Story or Two

The Los Angeles Times has a story this morning about a new website debuting today just in time for National Young Readers Week. Kathy Kinney plays Mrs. P, who sits rocking in a cozy and slightly magical room, reading stories for children in an Irish brogue and occasionally breaking into an old folksong.

It's a fine idea, if not new, and the website has an intriguing look - but when I tried it out this morning, I could not get Mrs. P to read me more than the first page of a story. There were other features (activities and a writing contest) that were also not yet up as of this morning. Once this gets going, it has the potential to be a fun and useful site to which ALA and libraries could link.

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