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.
Sani is scared of all animals. When her mother brings a stray kitten home, Sani is petrified. She stays away from the kitten all the time, that whole day giving excuses and escaping from it. But the following night, a thunderstorm hits their place. The horrified kitten wants to go to Sani.
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!!
A Musical Road Trip by Shyama Panikkar is truly a beautiful road trip filled with fun and music. The best way to introduce little ones to the world of music for it introduces the Swaras or the 7 notes.