The book is a collection of four stories. Each story has the ever-curious Curie, who is a human who can speak the language of animals, and her wonderful dog Hubble, going on adventures, exploring either nocturnal creatures, aquatic life, the importance of the sun or gravity.
Author: Amardeep Sodhi
After all the animals have been sent to the centre, Shyam realises that one tortoise has been left behind! His Thatha tells him to look after it, while he goes to inform the animal centre. But, the tortoise, who Shyam names Passepartout, disappears!
Written in rhyme, the book introduces the readers to birds that they see around them like the lorikeet, owl, crow, woodpecker and many more. A must read for bird lovers!
The Giraffe who came to play is the story of little Samara whose mummy gives her a comfort toy to play with at home. When she starts school, the same comfort toy provides her an immense sense of security, as despite the new environment, she still had something familiar.
World Book Capital encourages us to think of cities in the world being lined with bookshops and libraries. Of parks being full of people waiting to narrate stories. A place where people ask “What are you reading?” instead of “How are you?”. What a beautiful world this would be, right?
“Makara Saves January” is an interesting story about seasons. The Throne of the Seasons is occupied by one month for 30 days, but King December (Paush) was so proud of his ability to freeze the entire land, that he refused to leave the throne. Princess January (Magha) was worried, and together with all the other months, she approached the legendary sea monster – Makara. Will Makara be able to convince Paush to leave the throne?