Bahasa Malaysia version of free e-book about Covid-19 for children launched


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  • Monday, 03 Aug 2020

The e-book was originally published in Britain by Nosy Crow and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffer, and Malaysia's LeapEd was given the permission to translate it. Photo: Handout

LeapEd, Malaysia's first homegrown education service provider and social enterprise, today launched the Bahasa Malaysia edition of the popular international e-book, Coronavirus: A Book For Children About Covid-19, to educate Malaysian children on the virus.

Chairperson of LeapEd, Shahnaz Al-Sadat said the 17-page translation of the e-book, Coronavirus: Buku Untuk Kanak-Kanak, is an effort to raise awareness and to inculcate understanding among Malaysian children on the Covid-19 pandemic.

"It is fundamental that our children are equipped with the relevant knowledge and understanding of the virus and how they can do their part to protect themselves and the people around them," said Shahnaz in a statement.

The e-book was originally published in Britain by Nosy Crow and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffer, and LeapEd was given the permission to translate it to transform the way children learn and the way educators teach.

Nosy Crow managing director Kate Wilson said: "The e-book was meticulously crafted with the help of many experts such as teachers, child psychologists, and also scientific experts in related fields, we are very pleased to have been able to provide such useful resources.

The e-book can be downloaded here for free, complete with a reading guide to help parents utilise the book effectively for their children. - Bernama

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