Under My Bed written by Anupa Lal and illustrated by Suvidha Mistry published by Pratham Books is a bilingual book, about a little kid who finds something lurking under his bed.

As he gets thirsty in the night, he gets up to drink some water. He searches for his slippers and finds something lurking under his bed. Bright eyes seem to stare at him. He is scared. Should he shout for his mother? Should he just close his eyes and go back to sleep? But he isn’t sleepy anymore as he keeps thinking about the creature under his bed. What happens afterwards? Does he discover a creature at all? Does mother come along?

Under My Bed, Pratham Books

Simple words which are easy to read make the book just appropriate for children to be either read aloud or start reading on their own.

Read the book to figure that out. Simple words which are easy to read make the book just appropriate for children to be either read aloud or start reading on their own. The Hindi words are also easy enough for beginners to start reading. The brat who has just started reading Hindi was able to read the book on her own without much help. The twist in the tale made her giggle and she was went ‘ How funny, Amma!’

The illustrations are splendid and so amazingly done. Night is depicted in a deep colour and facial expressions of the child seem amazingly convincing. The illustrations go on to enhance the text.

Under My Bed, Pratham Books

The book has a nice feel good feeling to it with a lovely ending. Go on and pick it up.

Pratham Books Classifies this book as Reading Level 2:
Level 2: Learning to Read For children who recognize familiar words and can read new words with help

Disclaimer: This book was sent to IMC by the publisher. IMC has not received any remuneration for this review.

Image credits: Team IMC

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