Spacetoon characters, Fafa and Juno, debut in print

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Publishing | July 24, 2009
The 31-title educative series featuring the cartoon characters aims to make learning fun

Children's edutainment channel, Spacetoon's indigenously developed characters, Fafa and Juno, have crossed over to the print medium.

Kids Animation India (KAI), the publishing and merchandising unit of Spacetoon India, has come out with 31 book titles featuring the lovable cartoon characters of the girl, Fafa, and her companion, Juno, a panda. The books have been released under various categories, such as knowledge series, activity books and storybooks. The titles include On a Mission, Exciting Adventures, Cuddly Tales, and Tiny Tales.

& #BANNER1 & #The books are targeted at kids in the age group of 3-10 years. They aim to educate kids through interesting and engaging teaching methods.

The first title, On a Mission, is a series of books containing four mission stories, where Fafa and Juno brave all odds to save people in distress. Cuddly Tales offers kids lot of fun activity ideas with an exciting poster of the characters. I-Wanna -Know captures Fafa's curiosity about birds, animals and numbers. Another title, Tiny Tales is a collection of moral stories with rich illustrations.

All the titles have been priced between Rs 45 and Rs 65. Rajiv Sangari, managing director and chief executive officer, Spacetoon -- South Asia, says, "The launch of Fafa and Juno's 31 titles is part of Spacetoon's initiative of treating valuable kids (customers) with educative and meaningful entertainment."

Sangari shares plans of launching a health series soon, again featuring Fafa and Juno. One of the soon to be launched books is titled, 'Yoga with Juno', which will be based on yoga for children.

KAI already publishes activity books and storybooks based on Marvel characters. Additionally, the publishing and merchandising division has a wide range of products, including colouring books, activity books, mystic pencils, sticker activity books and jigsaw puzzles.

The newly launched series of books will be available at various retail outlets and book stores.

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