Stories are the gift of a writer’s creative wandering intertwined with parts of his inner feelings and outside examination. These perfectly linked works have been out in the world for ages, and they continue to invent parallel worlds within our brains that captivate, gladden, agitate, concern, terrify, shame us, and really transform us into ‘Alices’ of our own ‘Wonderlands.’
We’ve all read them in books since we were children, we’ve all seen them on television, and we’ve all heard them from storytellers, yet we’ve never grown weary of them tickling our imaginations. Children are particularly enthralled by stories; their impressionable and inquisitive brains are fascinated by the colorful and varied aspects of a story that transports them to a joyful place.
Doting parents read books aloud to their children from a young age because they believe it is good for them. It improves speaking and listening abilities promotes learning, and provides opportunities for bonding. When it comes to storytelling, though, a specific 6-year-old of Rourkela, Odisha is turning the tables. Rather than listening to her parents’ stories, this beautiful child has put on the storyteller hat and is sweeping the Instagram world by storm. Her adorable narrative style and nicest book evaluations have captivated the web public, and they can’t take their gaze away from this tiny messenger. Ahana Mohunta, possibly the world’s youngest storyteller, steps forward.
Ahana has covered a variety of children’s storybooks on her Instagram page, and her YouTube channel includes videos such as ‘The Smartest Giant in Town,’ ‘How to Grow a Friend,’ ‘Being a Princess,’ ‘Zayn & Zoey,’ and ‘I Don’t Want to Be Quiet,’ to name a few. What distinguishes Ahana is that she reads off stories in the way in which she reads them out. To begin with, her 5-year-old voice is music to everyone’s ears; she has the loveliest voice, which instantly draws you into her reading.
The endearment of this paradox of a kid reading to the entire world is amplified by her childlike reading manner, i.e., the unintentional pauses between lines, the charming gasping for air after a long-phrase. Her eyes sparkle as she reads from her books, which is only enhanced by her adorable cream-colored glasses.
She injects a lot of energy into her assessment and narration, which the spectator feels right away and sustains until the conclusion. Mommy dearest appears in all of her videos, acting as a cheerful aid in her narration and encouraging her on her narrative trip. Her evident skill has also rewarded her by winning several storytelling competitions, the most recent of which was the first prize at Skill Tree’s ‘Read-A-Thon’ on the occasion of ‘World Read Aloud Day 2021.’
She was featured on the Instagram account of popular children’s publication Nerdy Bugs after reading their October issue and recommending it to everyone. Her distinct interpretational abilities have earned her not just national but international acclaim, with award-winning illustrator Summer Macon recognizing her work on Instagram for reviewing one of her paintings, ‘ABC of Kindness.’ She received another feather in her crown when famous novelist and storyteller Rachel Bright gave her a lengthy message of thanks for reading her book ‘The Lion Inside,’ and urged her to keep reading and dreaming.
Ahana’s narrative journey continues to this day, with her most recent adventure being a reading challenge in which she will finish a list of 15 different tale topics. This adorable storyteller has won the hearts of her devoted fans. They are always looking forward to the next interesting short tale encounter that will brighten their day!