Uber is giving out free books for busy parents [Getty]
Aside from being an extremely convenient and efficient service, Uber is now going that extra mile.
The transport service has launched a mobile library in London and Manchester to give out children’s books for free!
The scheme has been launched in order to help parents who say they are too busy to read to their kids at bedtime.
Peter Rabbit is just one of the books passengers can pick up [getty]
It has begun under a trial basis in both London and Manchester after figures showed that almost half of parents said their work schedules stopped them from reading bedtime stories with their kids.
The trial was launched to coincide with World Book Day and kicked off with 1,000 books being distributed across London and Manchester to all drivers running the scheme.
The books that are being given out have been selected by Puffin, which is part of the Penguin Random House.
The scheme is being trialled in London and Manchester [Getty]
Both classic literature and modern will be available and the books will be suitable for children from 18 months to 12 years old.
Popular kids’ tales such as Peter Rabbit Tales, Charlotte’s Web and Wonder, are just some of the titles to be given out.
There’ll also be Dream Big Little Leaders, by Vashti Harrison, and Mrs Pepperpot, by Alf Proysen.
Tom Elvidge, Uber’s UK general manager, told Manchester Evening News: “We know modern life is busy and getting home for bedtime can be a challenge for many parents.
“To mark World Book Day, we want to make life just a little bit less stressful and make it easier for families to enjoy some special time together.”