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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 Night Monster #PictureBookReview 6

Picture Book review 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 Avi’s nights are not the same anymore.

Story 

Avi is a brave boy by the day but he is scared of a monster who comes in the night. He confides in her sister who suggests to him to make a drawing of the monster and lock it up in a box so that his fear disappears forever. This does not work for Avi and he continues to stay frightened in the night. HIs sister further advises him to write letters to the Night Monster.

Every night, Avi writes letters to this Monster about how he scares Avi with the hoot Read more…

Bioscope #PictureBookReview 2

Let me take you around my village,

through the narrow lanes shaded by

stooping mango trees and the betel

vines curling on the tall electricity poles!

Story – 

A little girl Champa lives with her mother in a village, near Mithila. One afternoon, she is bored while her mother is taking a nap. In this boredom, she offers to take us around her home and village through her drawings since it is very hot outside to actually step out. She is proud of her drawings because her Ma is all praises for her drawings. She tells us she is learning to paint from her mother and in turn, teaches A B Cs to her mother.  Read more…

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