THE STORY BOOK
DO YOU KNOW? MANY OF THE GREATEST MOVIES AND PERFORMANCES ARE BASED ON STORIES FROM BOOKS.
In THE STORY BOOK, stories do not just live in books but come alive through storytelling events and activities. The stories are made alive TO YOU as the audience and listeners as well as THROUGH YOU as the participants. In THE STORY BOOK, you get to experience stories with all your senses by listening, watching, performing and participating in interactive activities.
Our story began in February 2018 and since July 2019, our interactive storytelling events for families with young children are conducted in various locations and shopping malls, as well as in our own venue. Our events have attracted attendees from as far as Seremban, Kuantan, Melaka and Ipoh. We have also been invited by international schools and preschools, foundations, bookshops and private companies to conduct our storytelling activities at their venues. Our objective is to make stories come alive to children through storytelling.
In September 2020, we started THE STORY BOOK Academy to train young children in narrating stories and roleplaying characters in stories.
Kgia (pronounced as Kia) is an avid reader of books and hopes that children will also grow to share her love of books through storytelling. When not indulging in the fun activity of narrating stories, she holds a day job in communications.
Chloe loves storytelling because she thinks life itself is a story.
She wants to keep sharing stories and love to encourage more people to tell their stories.
Khai enjoys the arts, petting random cats and probably thinking up wild stories in his head. He believes there is so much to learn from listening to stories and the art of telling it.
Sharlene has spent half of her life reading books and wishes to spend the other half retelling them. Stories inspire her to live life to the fullest and her favourite moments are when music and stories come together.
YOU may be our next narrator.
THE STORY BOOK holds auditions regularly to get new story narrators on board our team. Look out for our next audition.
The Chief Kid
THE STORY BOOK was founded in 2018 by Jeanisha Wan, who has spent a big part of her career in banking, IT, marketing and public relations. She was also a former columnist with The Star newspaper and several business magazines.
Encouraged by her father to tell stories out loud since she was 6, her true love lies with storytelling in all its forms. She hopes THE STORY BOOK can play a part in transforming an entire generation to love stories and storybooks again.