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The Manic Panic #Picturebookreview 14

It is a normal sort of a day in your house until…
“What’s wrong with the Wi-Fi?” Mommy howls.
“It’s DOWN!” Daddy hollers.
“Good riddance!” Nannu smiles.

Story –

The Manic Panic is a story of a day in the life of a normal family. Everything was going on as usual with the father cooking a meal with a phone held in one hand, the mother sitting on the couch with a bowl of something to eat in the hand and a laptop on the lap, the daughter hanging upside down from the couch reading a book and a grandma, Nannu, doing a headstand. Very normal, you may say. And, then a dreadful thing happens. The wi-fi stops working and all hell breaks loose for the parents. They get cranky and fidgety while the daughter makes all kinds of plans to spend the day outside the home in the park or cycling or having a picnic. Read more…

The Cheesecake Thief and Other Stories #KidLitBookReview 12

Rini and Ruby are sisters.

They get mad at each other all the time,

but they love each other.

Things get complicated when a cheesecake disappears…

Author – Sudesna Ghosh

Release Year – 2017

Age Group – 7 – 14

Available on – Amazon India

Story –

The Cheesecake Thief and Other Stories book is a collection of 3 short stories based in a town named Golepur in West Bengal, India. The stories are told alternately by 2 kid sisters – Rini and Ruby. Rini is the older one and Ruby is the younger one.

Story #1 – The Cheesecake thief

Ruby loves eating cheesecakes. Rini loves baking them. It happens when Rini is baking a cheesecake at school for a baking competition, it gets stolen from right under everyone’s noses while it is kept aside for cooling down. Not a soul knows who is the culprit. Rini blames Ruby for stealing the cake because she knew Ruby could go to any extent for a cheesecake. However, Ruby is not the thief and being wrongly blamed, she resolves to catch the thief herself.

In the process, she starts with sniffing Read more…

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