This book ‘Hey, that’s an A!’ by Jerry Pinto became a fun thing for us. And why not?! Why don’t you try to put your hands up and make an A. Or why don’t you try and stand tall as “Y”. Totally totally amazing book with illustrations by Sayan Mukherjee that makes it fun while learning.
Satyajit Ray in 100 Anecdotes is a delightful collector’s item, both for children and adults. It demystifies this genius through anecdotes, some little known secrets and some well known ones, which are already in the public realm. It’s an easy, memorable read. You really don’t need to worry which page you are on, as each page is a story in itself.
The brilliance with which the author engages the youngest of the readers combined with the wonderful illustrations in the book make this a fantastic read. The story had my child hooked right from the first page, with the awesome shopping list illustrations.
As many of our pre-schoolers may start physical school later this year, we parents face unique challenges. Of them, teaching them to be safe is the biggest one. How do we do that when they have remained relatively isolated the last one year in the safety of their house? Through books of course!
I started reading the book which at first, looks like a page from everyday life that revolves around this teenage boy Taran and his family. Starting out with a peek into sibling rivalry and taking us through the colours of Ganapati visarjan, the story efficiently unfolds its adventure and fantastical elements with a quick turn of events. Soon enough, Taran finds himself charged with a mission by the Lord Ganesha himself!
The book talks about how all the animals visit the water hole and how they leave the place because the water hole dries up. When it rains, the water hole is filled up again and the animals come back. The illustrations are beautifully painted like real scenes from a jungle.
One night after listening to the story of the mighty Ravana Tanuj went off to sleep not knowing he will get the biggest surprise of his life next morning!! Guess what! He woke up to find himself with ten heads!!
The book gives the readers a glimpse of the life of Stephen Hawking in the simplest possible way. It takes them through his struggle, his determination to fights all the odds and to discover the mysteries of the world. The illustrations are vivid and cute, and the language is simple and gripping.
Hope is a great attempt at normalizing conversations around mental health issues and a must-have for every growing child’s library – considering the kind of stress and pressure our kids’ go through these days. The sooner we introduce these themes and help them understand, the better they would be able to cope or help a peer cope with them.
Nimisha shares her son, Kabir’s favourite books for 0-6 years as a part of the kids book cafe reading campaign #kbcBookBingo
Here’s a selection of picture books (for children between ages 4-7) by Indian authors, that are absolute favourites at Nandita da Cunha’s home. These are the books her daughters (now 7 and 9) have read and re-read (and continue to do so…!)
Doooooooon’t feed the coos is a laughter riot! Do you see coos (pigeons) lurking around everywhere around your house? Do they sneak up on you as you try to go for a peaceful walk? Do you see coo poo on every free space available, no matter how many times you clean it? This book’s for you!!
As young mothers and fathers, all of us want to bring the world to our children. They are smart, we want them to become smarter, we want to tackle every obstacle that comes their way…Continue Reading
Abbakka is your typical warrior princess in training, a skilled archer, fierce, courageous, witty and embodies an easily likeable character as the protagonist. A girl thirsty for any sort of adventure as she sets out into dangerous missions to track down spies in her seas. She accompanies her mother whom she has a strong bond with in stopping the firangis (Portuguese) from capturing their precious pepper crop.
Darwin was introduced to books very early. He now likes to read more books. Here are some of his favorites which we read and re-read.
Shranya Goel shares her version of Mahabharata in verse.