Read with Me Project was presented in “Käpt’n Book” reading festival in Bonn, Germany.
Käpt’n Book Reading Festival was held on 5-20 November 2016 in Bonn, hosting different authors of children books and holding a book exhibition. It is the fourteenth year that this festival is running in Bonn. By the efforts of Touba Saberi from Köln, Germany, this year Read with Me was presented in this festival to the audience.
In this festival, Hanno Friedrich, the well-known German actor who was wearing Käpt’n Book’s uniform, visited the special table dedicated to Read with Me project and wished success for this program. Cornelia Kothe, the event organizer, expressed her pleasure for the presence of Read with Me in Käpt’n Book 2016 in Bonn and Brotfabrik Cultural center and indicated a readiness for more collaborations.
This festival is held yearly and thousands of children take part in different book related activities such as book reading sessions with the authors, drawing, craft-making, film and theater performances and children and young adults’ books selling.
The event went on for two weeks in Bonn and during this time, Käpt’n Book was present with his captain uniform in different places like libraries, theaters and museums among the children where he opened his suitcase which was filled with books and read books for children, played with them, took pictures and answered their questions. The character is adopted from Captain James Cook, British navigator who explored Australia. The purpose of this festival is to make children interested in books and reading and all the events are designed to encourage children to an active participation. Children are encouraged to look, listen, read, draw, explore and increase their creativity and return home with ineffaceable memories.
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