The Singapore Book Council proudly presents the SBC Read-Along Books series, an adaptation of three Singaporean children’s picture books into animated videos in Chinese, Malay and Tamil.
Narrated in Chinese, Malay and Tamil, the short animated videos are intended to appeal to the Alpha Generation – a tech-savvy, digitally inclined generation of young readers. 
Featured in the project are the following titles: The Crane & The Crab by S.R. Nathan (Chinese translation); What Sallamah Didn’t Know by Sharon Ismail (Malay translation); and The Snail Who Didn’t Want His Shell by R Chandran (Tamil translation). Narrating the books in mother tongue are selected seasoned and upcoming storytellers from The Storytelling Centre
The videos apply simple 2D animation onto the book illustrations and feature voice-over narration and text on-screen. These read-along books are available for free for teachers, parents and children to enjoy, and are also available on SBC's Facebook page.