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Jungle Book Stories

Jungle Book FlashcardIf words cannot adequately describe some object, then it may be better to draw a picture than to explain what it is like. Little children, who are not able to read, can be brought into a story in this way. These pictures on card are sometimes known simply as "flash cards." There are three basic types of flash cards. First, the purchased picture book type as in "The Jungle Book Story" by English author Rudyard Kipling (1869-1936) in which animals in the jungle take on human personalities and interact together. These became very popular and the names of Baloo the bear, Shere Khan the tiger and Mowgli the "man-cub" for example were used by the Scout Movement as names for leaders. Later television cartoons also illustrated the same stories and characters. Kipling wrote these stories for his daughter Josephine who died from pneumonia in 1899 aged six from his experiences in India. The illustrated storybooks tell the tales in colorful picture form and may be bought from most bookshops.

"Picture Flashcards"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2019

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