I wanted my daughter to have my full attention and hence hired a cab since driving would have meant her being strapped to her child seat in the backseat and be alone. Things started smooth and she was excited during the car ride. She was recognising cars, cabs, buses, bikes, et al. However, the moment we reached the venue she felt insecure. The place was full and she knew no one. It was then that she uttered the dreaded words, “Mamma paas jana hai”.
A beautiful story which not only has a bed time routine, but also depicts friendship, how Harry’s friends help him sleep.
Ishani and I have been reading together since she was a couple of weeks old. Our library has grown immensely since then and thanks to the lovely age-appropriate suggestions at Kids Book Café, our love for books has been growing by bounds and leaps! Here is a list of 30 books that Ishani and her Mamma have read lately as an entry for the #kbcBookBingoJr Challenge.
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.
Not only is the book a fun and light read, it has a beautiful message on how life comes to a full circle with the little girl growing up and making paper dolls with her own little girl.
In a world full of stereotyping, I am always on the look out for books that teach children acceptance. This book, ‘The Lion Who Wanted to Love’ by Giles Andreae does exactly that.