There is nothing more that young children like in a book than a seemingly unsolvable problem, narrated so funnily that you fall off from the bed laughing.
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 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.
The story revolves around how a little girl, Zara, inspired by her old craft teacher from school, Miss Gappi, takes steps to revive a garden that has over the years been turned into a dump yard. Along the way, the reader is taken on an amazing journey of discovering recycling as well as looking after the environment, all of it woven together with an incredibly tender, heart touching story.
Here’s a selection of picture books (for children between ages 4-7) by Indian authors, that are absolute favourites at Nandita da Cunha’s home. These are the books her daughters (now 7 and 9) have read and re-read (and continue to do so…!)