Apr 262023
Review: Chitti’s Travelling Book Box
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Title: Chitti’s Travelling Book Box (hOle Book)

Author: Kavitha Punniyamurthi

Illustrated by: Niveditha Subramaniam

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Type: Paperback

No. of Pages: 80

Recommended age group: 7 years+

We were introduced to hOle books by KBC and are forever thankful for them! hOle books are great for new independent readers and children who are transitioning to chapter books.

The story revolves around 4 friends from a small village in Tamil Nadu. One of the friends, Chitti, had gone on a holiday to visit her aunt and uncle in Chennai, and the other three were waiting eagerly for her to come back with a surprise gift. The surprise that Chitti had brought turned out to be books that none of her friends were interested in. But, Chitti is a determined and creative girl who finds ways to spark her friends’ interest in reading.

One of the ways Chitti encourages her friends to read is by sharing the stories and adventures she discovers in her magical book box. She also shows them how reading can be fun and exciting by acting out the characters and bringing the stories to life. Soon all her friends and kids in the village start borrowing books from her, which gives her the idea to start her own library. Just as the four friends decide on starting a library on Appa’s old tractor, they are met with the challenge of it being sold. They have until the month’s end to convince him not to sell it. Read the book to find out if they convince Chitti’s Appa to let them keep the tractor? Did they manage to get more books for the library? And much more….!

My son who is 7 was very excited to read this and said I wish we too had a magic library on wheels! It is fascinating to see the kind of imagination kids have when reading books.

Overall, Chitti’s Traveling Book Box is a heartwarming and uplifting story that celebrates the power of books and the joy of reading. It is a great book to inspire young readers and encourage them to develop a love for reading.

All of Duckbill’s hOle books come highly recommended for the topics they cover and of course, their humour.

The bookset of 25 hOle books is also available and works out awesome for gifting throughout the year!
NEW! The Library of hOles Box Set Product Bundle – Import, 22 May 2023 – This box set has 33 hOle books!!

If you enjoyed this review and wish to find out what Chitti and her friends ended up doing, you might want to buy the book from Amazon (kbc affiliate link),


Disclaimer: Krutheeka is part of the #kbcReviewerSquad and received this book as a review copy from the author.

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