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Thousands of story books handed out to children

Hundreds of thousands of youngsters across the country who've just started primary school will be getting a rather special present this week - a story book.

More than 700,000 of them are being given out to four and five-year-olds as part of a campaign by the reading charity BookTrust. The organisation says illustrated books in particular can play a crucial part in child development. Kevin Ashford reports.