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.

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