Reading Corner: Monkey See, Monkey Do: 116

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Reading Corner: Monkey See, Monkey Do: 116

Reading Corner: Monkey See, Monkey Do: 116

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Children enjoy not only reading but also story-telling, this greatly helps them recollect stories and illustrate each character in the story. Certainly, every child enjoys telling the story that they read with parents and friends. They enjoy sharing their experience in reading and understanding of the story. And to carry this fun around any place they go, now it is easy to carry children’s books in any computerized reading gadgets and have the pleasure of read free eBooks. With appropriate learning time and fantastic features like listening with a timer and audiobooks playing on screensaver, kids can learn effectively and minimize the negative impacts on their eyesight, which parents are still worried about when letting their children use applications. With just a single application, children can practice all 4 skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing effectively thanks to more than 1,100+ interactive picture stories, 430+ audiobooks, 119 reading comprehension exercises and 243 phonics lessons, ... Monkey Stories applies Synthetic Phonics - the famous synthetic decoding and blending method used by the Ministry of Education of English-speaking countries around the world. This method helps children to spell words easily, read fluently, write with correct spelling, and boost confidence when communicating in English. I realise now that THE BOOK was his message to me. Hidden in between the good stuff and the bad, it says many of the things he couldn’t say to me directly, because saying them before he died would have been an admission of imminent death. He was never ready to die, he always had another book to write, another story to tell. THE BOOK and all his others will forever be there to turn to when I need to hear his voice. As I filed it on the shelf, I thought about its dedication: “For Pete – There are no words.” The truth is that Chris always had words, right to the very end. The right words.

Monkey Stories is an English language learning program which aims at helping children be fluent in English before the age of 10 (suitable for children of 2 - 10 years of age). The week that followed was another unexpectedly difficult period. As I digested what I read, a number of thoughts started to occur to me. I worried that he’d left out various important details about what happened and that certain things didn’t happen exactly the way he described. We often had vigorous discussions about this sort of thing in the pub or with friends over dinner, when he was telling a story or we were dissecting something he’d written. His retort was always, “Never let facts get in the way of a good story.” I always have a lot of questions and I had more than usual this time. Normally we would have discussed these together and debated. This time I chose to call the handful of people I knew who had read advance copies. Friends, his agents and other writers. I needed to understand what they thought and how they interpreted the book. Access to standardized English voices with diverse features, such as: listening with a timer, audiobooks playing on screensaver, subtitles with each word highlighted in time with the vocal recording,... Pete Chapman and Christopher Fowler on their last holiday together in July 2022 in Bodrum, Turkey. Photograph: Courtesy of Pete ChapmanChildren love to listen or read story books, it makes every child to discover the joy of reading as well. When they read more, it helps them to learn better and opens the way to creative world. Stories are abundant, for which we support to enhance reading habit with our free children’s books online.

Users in 108 countries, including English-speaking countries such as the US, UK, Australia and Canada. The diverse words in Monkey Stories are used to cover many different topics, providing children with a rich and large vocabulary. This is a foundation which children can use to understand and use English flexibly and correctly. Harder and more poignant for me was the personal stuff. Of course, I lived part of the cancer journey with him. There was lots of discussion about wills, power of attorney, funeral arrangements. Treatment options. Saying goodbye to friends and family. The thing was, Chris did not like talking about those things. His imagination was so vivid, he said the more he knew and thought about these mundane and miserable things, the worse the nightmares he endured nightly would be. Chris chose to blog about his cancer rather than talk about it. The first I heard about this was when a friend called to ask me about his illness. I was so annoyed at the time. He had not disclosed his diagnosis to anyone else, and then he suddenly decided to blog without warning me. I shouldn’t have been surprised. Rather than tell everyone over and over again what was happening, he decided to do it once. His literary blog turned into a kind of cancer blog. It was not where I wanted to discuss things. I avoid social media and do my very best not to engage with any of it. Chris and I were like gin and tonic: completely different but perfect together. It was the foundation of our partnership, no matter how testing it could be for both of us at times. In addition to their work on children's books, Maa Illustrations also offers captivating technical illustrations. Their artistic expertise spans various domains, ensuring boundless creativity in their craft.

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Monkey Stories is most suitable for children aged 2-10 which helps children develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Monkey Stories has won many prestigious awards and achievements, leading the way in English learning apps for children. The night before Chris died, he woke in the middle of the night. I’d been sleeping on the floor next to him for a while. The hospital bed had been set up in his study. It was his happy place with views across London. It was a clear night and the lights of cranes and office buildings were sparkling. He had mostly lost the ability to speak a few days earlier. He had forgotten how to open and log into his laptop a few weeks before that. It was the hardest thing for me to see, because I knew then that it wouldn’t be long. He asked me on that last night if it was time yet. It was a terrifying question. I had no idea how to answer. The next day, as the sun set, the last thing he whispered to me – so quietly I had to press my ear against his lips to hear – was “Thank you.” He said it three times. He died an hour later.

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Chris and I always talked about his writing but the one thing he never let me do was read anything before it was published. So I hadn’t yet read Word Monkey – which I started referring to as THE BOOK – when Chris died of bowel and liver cancer at the beginning of March 2023, three weeks short of his 70th birthday.

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