In Brief: Nov. 13, 2000

EASY READER It was just a matter of time before they invented a touch-screen handheld for kids. The C-Book Reader ($50) may actually help the little ones learn to read. The device, which will go on sale in early 2001, runs animated stories from cartridges. Among the first six titles are Disney's Winnie the Pooh and 101 Dalmatians. Kids can read the text, flip page by page along with the narration or watch a primitive animated version. For Mom and Dad's sake, the reader comes with a headphone jack.

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