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Gus and Inky

Gus, the famed rabbit of the PBS Emmy Award-winning show Between the Lions, has enchanted children and adults alike in his quest to learn to read. Now Gus is doing even more: He is the lead character in a new series of interactive reading games created by the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), in partnership with Sirius Thinking, Ltd., and Pileated Pictures ( The games, in which Gus travels under the sea to team up with an incredibly resourceful octupus named Inky, have been designed to help preschool children build the literacy skills they need to become successful readers.

All it takes is Internet access and a click of a mouse to join Gus, Inky, and their friends in Gus and Inky’s Underwater Adventures. The three games in the series are all available on, the website for Get Ready to Read!—a national early literacy program developed by NCLD to ensure that all children are equipped with the fundamental skills necessary for learning to read. The website also features an easy-to-use screening tool to assess a child’s reading readiness, as well as a series of related learning activities to further develop a child’s pre-reading skills.

The Gus and Inky interactive reading game was developed by NCLD in partnership with Sirius Thinking ( and Pileated Pictures, top line animators who previously worked with George Lucas on the Star Wars series. Pileated Pictures' Michael Levine and Jeffrey Yerkes designed the game and co-wrote the script with the creative team from NCLD and Sirius Thinking's Emmy-Award winning writers Christopher Cerf and Norman Stiles, Co-Creators and Executive Producers of Between the Lions.

Play the Gus and Inky Games!

These online games involve young children, with an adult, in entertaining stories and engaging activities that explore a variety of essential early literacy skills. Click on one of the links below to begin....

Chapter 1: Gus and Inky's Underwater Adventure
On Gus the Bunny's first underwater visit with his friend Inky, the pair offers young children several short activities that explore rhyming words, word recognition, letter names and letter sounds.

Chapter 2: Rhyme Time
Gus tries out hip-hop beats as Inky helps him learn about rhyming. Children participate in the story by finding words that rhyme to help Gus write his first hip-hop song.

Chapter 3: Wild Word Round Up
Gus visits the Lone Starfish Dude Ranch for an underwater adventure with Inky. Children learn to listen for the sounds in words. Gus and Inky help them blend parts of words together and listen for beginning and ending sounds.

Between the Lions
The six-time Emmy Award winning BETWEEN THE LIONS, produced by WGBH, Sirius Thinking, and Mississippi Public Broadcasting, has recently premiered ten exciting new episodes on PBS KIDS. Click here for details!

Sirius Thinking, Ltd. has received multiple Emmy and Grammy awards. Click here for a full list of awards won by Between the Lions.
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