Giggi and Daddy is a beautiful book that reminds us of the fact that fathers are equally important in the parenting journey but are often forgotten. We celebrate mothers for giving birth, we celebrate a mother’s love but what about a father’s love and celebrating them for all that they do?
Decked up with beautiful rich Manipuri art, these stories of myths and legends are unique and quirky. For children, it transports them to far away lands, with myriad Gods and twists and turns from mountains to oceans. For the adults, it is pure joy, to rediscover the reason why a cat always buries its poop, and mother hen looks after sister duck’s eggs.
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.
The book itself can be treated as an introduction to the world of the master story teller, Mr. Satyajit Ray. But I bet no one can predict the twists his tales. The book doesn’t end with the stories. It has a very unique, “Things to think about” on the last page. It is full of ideas for creative writers.
This book has so many amazing illustrations done by the author herself! There are many things in this fantabulous book. There are idioms for e.g., aafat par eeda, meaning: problem after problems. There are also scrumptious recipes that make your mouth water even after you look at the drawings!