May 102022
Review: My Little Book Of Krishna
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Title: My Little Book Of Krishna

Author: Ashwitha Jayakumar

Illustrator: Rachna Raghuram

Publisher: Puffin Books, Penguin Random House India

Type: Board Book

Age Group: 2. – 4 years

Evening, at the park

Titli: I want to slide down backwards
Me: It’s dangerous, don’t try to copy the big boys
Titli: If I do, will you punish me mamma?
Me: No, but I will definitely scold you if you don’t listen to me
Titli: Mamma, please punish me. Why don’t you tie me?
Me: (Confused), why are you so interested in getting punished?
Titli: I will surprise you and you will love me

Yes, this is the impact of “My Little Book of Krishna” by Ashwitha Jayakumar, illustrated by Rachna Raghuram.

This beautifully illustrated book not only introduces Krishna as every child’s friend but also conveys a very strong lesson. Yashoda, like every mom, stops Krishna from stealing butter, but when he doesn’t listen, she punishes him. She ties him to a tree. The strong willed Krishna, doesn’t want to sit idle and with all his might he cracks the tree, freeing two cursed men. Yashoda ma hugs Krishna.

Takeaways from this book:

1. Punishment is not something that is always bad.

2. When we are punished, we can do something more than our potential.

3. At the end of the day, every child looks forward to the appreciation given by parents.

My Titli not only understood this book with its detailed illustrations, but also enjoyed its rhythmic sentence formations. Very smartly it includes the basic information of Krishna and also has a small picture quiz at the end, making it an absolute delight to read every time.

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