A Pinch of Magic is a fun story in a South Indian setting revolving around a little girl, Veena, trying to help her aunt, Malu, who is in trouble. Malu who is a solopreneur selling herbal medicines is in trouble because of her broken pinching spoon without which she can’t measure to accuracy to get her medicines right.
Divit, my 8 year old, loves to read all things spooky when he is not reading all things goofy. He recently read the Monster Itch series and enjoyed them!
A beautiful read, Clock In The Jungle author Ketki Pandit artfully takes little readers and listeners through the time table of jungle life, particularly the lives of the animals that inhabit the Western Ghats.
Gadbad. Gadbad. Gadbad. What else do you expect to happen in a town called Gadbadnagar? To add to the ghotala, there is a Nani who turns into a Ninja, a celebrity chef who is coming to town to meet a superhero no one has seen, countless citizens masquerading as the superhero (aka Nani) and a dog who dreams of becoming a chef. Uff, and we are just getting started!
The story has been been set up with a background of protest happening around family’s home and how the people of the community are supporting the cause together. It again shows the curious mind of the girl who inspite of her father’s resentment, goes forward to be a part of the protest.
It was an amazing experience to read and know about the food, festivals and lingo of Anglo Indians. The illustrations are beautiful and we spent the maximum amount of time with this book. This book is an absolute must read for everyone who wants to know about the lives of the lesser-known communities in India.