Getting kids to read books can be quite the task when there are an endless number of screens to distract them.
So Amazon is trying something different — short stories in the form of a messaging app.
Amazon Rapids looks like a kid-themed messaging app, only the person using the device isn t messaging anyone.
The story unfurls through the characters as messages, somewhat akin to comic book dialogue.
These exclusive short stories will be available on the app through a $3 monthly subscription.
A child s early reading experiences should be fun, enjoyable, and approachable — something they want to relive again and again.