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The Colour Thief #PictureBookReview 17

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The Story –

The Colour Thief is a story of Zot who lived on a planet which had no colours. Everything was grey and black. The grass, the sky, the sun, and the flowers, none of them had any colours. This made Zot and his friends sad.

Zot would sit on a mountain and watch a sparkling colourful planet far away in the space. He imagined that place to be a happy place. He decided to go there and find happiness for himself. He, thus, set off in his spaceship.

When he reached the Read more…

Things I fail to understand #MondayMusings

There are many things in the world around me which I fail to understand. I try to ignore them or accept them and when I can’t do either of them, I make it a point to devote one Monday post to them.

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So, here are they – Read more…

You are the Rebel Girl #MondayMusings

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There is a widely popular book for children these days by the name ‘Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls’. We are also fond of it and every once in a while Dhruv asks me to read a few pages from the book to him.

But as it happens, by the time he finishes reading aloud to me there is limited time left for reading Rebel Girls. Hence, there is always this disagreement between us as to how many pages we will read. We give each other conservative figures and since the bedtime is ticking away in my mind, my conservative figure is way less than his. He would say 10, I would say 2. Owing to the bargaining rule of “Chalo tumhari na meri…“, I end up reading a number somewhere between 2 and 10.

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls is his go-to book for exploring names of countries, Read more…

When mummy killed interest! #MondayMusings

Him: Mummy, can I paint with water colours?

Me: It is not the right time now. I will be serving dinner in next 5 minutes.

Him: I am getting bored.

Me: Wait for 5 minutes and we will have dinner.

Him: What do I do in the next 5 minutes? Stay bored?.

Me: Hmm, you can colour using colour pencils in the meantime. Water colours will be too messy at this time. You can use them to paint tomorrow after you come back from school. Read more…

Reclaiming the lost era through picture books

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I am a book person and no place fascinates me more than a library and a bookstore. I picked up serious reading pretty late in life after completing my formal education. My school and college life was Read more…

#Microblog Mondays 4 : The Therapy called Book Buying

I buy books…….children books……and I buy them all the time.

Bring my day to a low and I will cheer up myself by logging onto Amazon and buying books.

Perform an operation in my mouth for extracting that stubborn tooth, cut the bone to release the tooth, sew me with needle and thread in front of my wide open eyes, inject me with antibiotics, Read more…

Pop Up Books

Last year, I got to know about wonderful pop up books from one of the blogs. Immediately, they caught my fancy and I ended up ordering them from Amazon. Though no new editions of these books are published these days  but used books are available on Amazon UK. The titles are also available on Amazon India.

These are unique and fantastic books of pop-up photographs published by Priddy Books and contain fascinating facts about Dinosaurs, Machines, Ocean, Farm and Jungle. Read more…

Green Eggs and Ham

Every week we are adding new titles to our reading list and creating favourites. Our current favourite is Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. It is a part of Beginner books to help young ones start reading by themselves.

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An year ago, we got a set of 5 Dr Seuss books namely Hop on Pop, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Fox in Socks and Green Eggs and Ham. We started by reading the simplest of these Hop on Pop followed by The Cat in the Hat. While Hop on Pop worked at the age of 3, The Cat in the Hat has still not aroused much liking for being too long.  Read more…

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Animated Film

I discovered this short animation film based on the book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.

Cooking – A life skill or a mother's duty?

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A mother and her son were reading a book together. On one page they came across a picture in which the father was cooking in the kitchen and the mother was having breakfast at the table with her 2 kids. The mother talked about the picture with her son. The son promptly interjected, “but the mother should be cooking and the father should be eating”.

This bothered the mother. She realised that her 4-year-old who is still not aware of the stereotypes Read more…

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