Book Week 2014

Book Week 2014 : Thank You All!

IMC Book Week 2014

We Did It! We Did It , go Dora and Boots whenever they finish an adventure. That’s exactly what we have been feeling in Team IMC. The Book Week this year, started as a part of a simple discussion, with Preethi wondering if we should do it as a continuation to last year’s Book Week.


Book Week 2014, Perspectives

Kiddo’s Illustrations and Story Telling – Thank You to All the Authors

kids illustrations, imagination

My kiddo is very much into story telling.I think he got it from my sister-in-law who is a very good storyteller 🙂 and thanks to Sprouts television, where they do storytelling using sand painting and shadows. He likes them very much. So every night instead of me telling him story, he would tell me stories


Book Week 2014

The Power of Storybooks and Storytelling in the Classroom

Deeptha Vivekanand_Founder of Ever After Learning

Sowparnika Attavar interviews educator and storyteller, Deeptha Vivekanand for IMC. I am a mother to a four-year-old, who loves books as much as I do. I often attend storytelling sessions and story-based workshops as both of us enjoy them. One storyteller whom I admire and my son totally loves is Deeptha Vivekanand, the founder of


Book Week 2014, Perspectives

Book Week Guest Post: What I Read

Books from indian childhood

By Sowmya Rajendran Like every child of my generation who grew up reading English books, all I wanted to do was eat potatoes roasted in their jackets and wash it down with ginger beer. I was also partial to ham sandwiches and lemonade. Never mind that I usually ate dosa-chamandhi for breakfast and washed it


Age 9+, Book Review, Book Week 2014

Book Review : Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

counting by 7's

Another review by the a child. This Book Week, we have been extremely lucky to have three girls who took out time from their busy schedules of school and summer and review books for us. This time we have Aditi, who decided to review ‘Counting by 7’s’. When I met up with Aditi in Chennai


Book Week 2014, Parenting, Perspectives

Book Week Guest Post: Just One is Not Enough

Books for kids

By Sandhya Renukamba Remember that advertisement for chips in which we cannot stop eating after just one, where we ate and ate until all were done? There are books like that too – just reading one of them is not enough. Fortunately, some of them come in a whole set or series. Here are five


Book Week 2014, Direct Dil Se (Interviews)

Author Interview: Ashok Rajagopalan, Author of Gajapati Kulapati Kalabaloosh

Ashok Rajagopalan, tulika books

Ashok Rajagopalan is an illustrator, a graphic designer, an animator and also a writer of children’s books. He has illustrated more than 500 books for children in the last twenty years, for publishers like Tulika, Scholastic, Macmillan, Oxford University Press and Orient Longman. Tulika Books was kind enough to facilitate this interview with Ashok for us.


Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Book Week 2014, Children's Books

Book Review: Hanuman’s Ramayan by Devdutt Pattanaik and Nancy Raj

Hanuman's Ramayana

DreamyMommy had sent across this book for my brat on her birthday. The colour of the book (bright red) was so eye-catching that R asked me to read it first to her. Plus the fact that the brat is very fascinated by Hanuman made it very appealing for her. Retold by Devdutt Pattanaik and superbly


Age 2 -4, Book Review, Book Week 2014

Gajapati Kulapati Kalabaloosh by Ashok Rajagopalan

Gajapati Kulapati Kalabaloosh

So I have a soft corner elephants. They are super adorable creatures. And when you have an elephant with the name Gajapati Kulapati, you don’t have a choice but to fall for him. Gajapati Kulapati Kalabaloosh, written and illustrated by Ashok Rajagopalan, the book is targeted of kids above 2 years by Tulika Books. But honestly the


Age 2 -4, Age 4 - 9, Book Week 2014, Children's Books

Books on Indian Mythology


Come August, kutti (little) girls and boys of kindergarten are off to school in colorful lehengas and kurtas . Mommies are having a tough time, making note of sweets to be sent to school,asking other moms on facebook forums for Krishna costumes , dressing  the tiny tots in ethnic wear and marking some days as


Book Review, Book Week 2014, Children's Books

Books on Monsoon Magic for Children!

monsoon books

Whichever part of India you reside in, ….chances are  that it is either raining or going to rain or just about stopped raining! Though this year’s monsoon’s has had a slow start, its wet…wet wet…all the way now! It is time to let your little ones to flaunt those colourful raincoats, floaters and umbrellas and


Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Book Week 2014

Book Review: The Elephant Bird by Afrefa Tehsin

The Elephant Bird, Nandini Nayar

The Elephant Bird is a wonderful book about a little girl Munia and the giant one feathered elephant bird. When I got the book, I was intrigued by the name of the bird. I must admit, while I had plans of being a Paleontologist when I was a kid, I had no clue what an elephant bird was. I searched it on


Age 9+, Book Review, Book Week 2014, Children's Books

Book Review: The Chicken That Started it All by Nandini Nayar

the chicken that started it all, nandini naya

The Chicken That Started it All by Nandini Nayar is a story which makes you think. A lot. Amol and his sister Sudha are looking forward to their usual favorite Sunday lunch of chicken. Their Amma didn’t believe in buying frozen or cut chicken and hence she would ask their househelp to get a live


Book Week 2014, Direct Dil Se (Interviews)

Author Interview: Nandini Nayar, Author of The Chicken That Started it All


Nandini Nayar has written a lot of books, from picture books, to books for tweens. We reviewed her book ‘The Chicken That Started it All’ for the Book Week. Her books have a subtle sense of humor and often an imagination which make you wonder, wow, that was so wonderfully thought of! Her book ‘What


Book Week 2014, Direct Dil Se (Interviews)

Interview with Meenu Thomas :Author of Fakruddin’s Fridge

fakruddin's fridge, meenu thomas

Today we talk to Meenu Thomas, the author of the book ‘Fakruddin’s Fridge’, published by Tulika Books. The book was a hit among children for its simplicity and super sweet treatment to a daily problem in life. Aneesha, of Tulika Books was kind enough to facilitate an interview for us with Meenu Thomas. Over to