Growing up, listening to stories from our grandparents and parents was how most of us learnt about Indian mythology. These stories made the Divine seem human and almost friend-like. I guess that is why we love them, celebrate them and want to share them with our kids. Ranjani Krishnaswamy of Nosey Trunk combines such stories with her love for
“The soldier immediately protested, shaking his head and waving his hands vigorously. The children giggled as he patted his stomach to show he was quite full.” A Stranger Comes Calling is penned by Bharati Jagannathan and illustrated by Tapas Guha. Bharati is a historian and a teacher. She believes in teaching history to kids in
Knowledge of tradition and customs being passed on to the progeny is a mandate! But in Indian Hindu families this knowledge transition hits a snag because unlike many religions, the pantheon of the Hindu deities, undoubtedly, is huge. Parents definitely have a hard time explaining the roles of these uniquely varied forms of Hindu Gods.(At
8 Ways to Draw a Fish published by Tara Books follows 8 Ways to Draw an Elephant. The fish is explored from an artists viewpoint using various folk art techniques. Meena, Gond, Madhubani, Patua and Bhil are some of the art forms explored. What’s in the book? The young reader gets to learn some facts about
About Dada’s Useless Present Dada’s Useless Present by Nalini Sorensen and illustrated by Allen Shaw is a book for children of ages 4 years and above. The story is about a 82-year old grandfather who gets a seemingly ‘useless present’ for his birthday. The Plot When Dada who celebrates his 82nd birthday gets a present
Namaste Mumbai Authors: Rachana Chandaria-Mamania , Kavita Bafana Illustrator: Sandhya Prabhat Publisher: Little Ustaads As a former mumbaikar, I love reading picture books on Mumbai. And it is doubly fun when I can read it with my 6 yr old daughter and she identifies places and things in the book because of a trip we made
About Peanut Has a Plan Peanut has a plan is a Duckbill Hole Book written by Yashodhara Lal. The book is 65 pages long and is illustrated by Shreya Sen. It is ideal for young readers aged 5-8. The Plot Siblings, Peanut, Papad and Pickle, are on summer break. Peanut starts getting bored at home
Holi, a festival of colors, is a spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal. It is celebrated to rejoice the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and as a Thanksgiving for a good harvest. It lasts for two days starting on full moon day somewhere between February and March. The first day
About This Truck Has Got To be Special Many a times, we see kids go crazy over the huge containers that rule the road. I’m sure they would have imagined what it is like to drive a big beast proudly around. Here comes the book, “This Truck Has Got to be Special“, written by Anjum Rana that
About the Author Celebrate Holi with Me is the latest release From the Toddler Diaries series by Shoumi Sen. The first book in the series was Celebrate Durga Pujo with Me! The Toddler Diaries Series started off as a series of poems that the author wrote for her daughter.As you turn the pages of this book, you
About Pickle Mania Pickle Mania written by Srividhya Venkat and illustrated by Shailaja Jain Chougule is book ideal for kids aged 4-9. The story features a small girl called Nitya who is fascinated by pickles. The Plot: Nitya wants to taste the red, spicy lemon pickle that her grandparents eat. However, her paati (grandmother) says that the pickle is too
This week a widely shared study has found that as early as 6 yrs old, girls already believe that they are less smart than boys! As a mother to a 6 yr old daughter, this is obviously awful news! It is heartbreaking to me to think that my daughter might potentially be feeling this way!
The Night Monster by Karadi Tales Book Blurb “Every night, when the owl hoots and the shadows of the trees dance on the walls, the Night monster creeps into Avi’s room and frightens him. One day his sister suggests he write a letter to the monster, and Avis’s nights are not the same anymore.” The
Questions and More Does Peepal trees have flowers? Do they bloom? Have you wondered where their flowers are? Hmmm Any guess? In their branches? If yes, what colour are these flowers? Ok, no more questions. Let me just answer the first part. Yes, Peepal trees bloom and they bear flowers but in their own secret garden.
Ronny the Bully, is the 3rd book in TED, The Fire Engine series by Lakshmi Mitter. IMC has had Ted, The Fire Engine with us for sometime now . Lakshmi Mitter had first put up her book, as a video story on IMC and later when the series became a book. We are glad that Ted has been a