The Gruffalo’s Child

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Book Name : The Gruffalo’s Child

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers

Theme/TopIc: One dark night the Gruffalo’s child disobeys her father’s warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist . . . does he?

 

What You’ll Love About This Book :The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson is a sequel to the fantastic The Gruffalo. The story is told in lovely rhyming language and can be brought to life with some good voicevariations! Julia Donaldson always produces brilliant books which are colourful and encourage children to look at the pictures.In this book the young Gruffalo sets off into the woods to find the Big Bad Mouse that her father has told her stories about. On her adventure she meets the snake, fox, owl and finally the famous mouse. The pictures in the book are full of colour to keep our attention and we loved the cheeky little mouse. We thought that the Gruffalo’s child was probably about our age and very brave.A worthy addition to the little one’s library! 

The Paper Dolls

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Book Name : The Paper Dolls

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Rebecca Cobb

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers

Theme/Topic:A little girl makes a string of paper dolls with her mother, and then takes them off to play in an imaginative world of her own…

What You’ll Love About This Book :Absolutely fantastic book. You may know the book “Gruffalo” by the same author.A stunning, rhythmical story of childhood, memory and the power of imagination from the author of THE GRUFFALO, and illustrating by Rebecca Cobb.The Paper Dolls is a very special book that tackles the delicate subject of loss. It uses the idea of a fragile toy, a paper chain of dolls that becomes a favorite toy to a little girl, and explores what happens to something important to us after it is broken or leaves us forever.
The dolls jump, dance and sing on their fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden.One day a cruel boy snips the girl’s favorite paper dolls and the girl is NOT sad:I think this book touches on the passing of time as the book comes full circle with the character going from a girl to an adult.With beautiful pages,other than that a great read with charming illustrations to compliment it , this lovely picture book is ideal for sharing and will touch both children and adults alike. Full of imagination and perfect for late night reading.
I highly recommend this book for the way it introduces children, in a fun and charming way, to the idea that nothing lasts forever.

The Snail And The Whale

Book Name : The Snail and the Whale

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers

Type: Picture book, Rhyme

Theme/Topic: What happens when a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands. It’s a dream come true for the snail.

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What You’ll Love About This Book : This story is written by Julia Donaldson who is known as an award-winning and much-loved UK children’s author and her collaboration with equally talented Axel Scheffler, who achieved worldwide acclaim for his illustrations, and his books have been translated into over 27 languages.The duo made it such a beautiful and memorable both visually and verbally.Containing beautiful illustrations and featuring Donaldson’s trademark hypnotic rhyming The Snail and the Whale will delight children between the ages of 3 and 8. Travel, adventure, friendship and kindness are the book’s main themes within a nautical tale that sounds best when read out aloud.It allows for participation in the reading process and is a great book for working on sounding out different words with children. The vocabulary occasionally require explanation, however it all helps to broaden little minds as well.

A beautiful addition to a little one’s library.

The Gruffalo

 

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Book Name : The Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers

Theme/TopIc: The quick-thinking mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake and a hungry Gruffalo . . .

 What You’ll Love About This Book : The Gruffalo certainly lives up to its reputation as a classic read for both children and parents.The short rhymes and their repetitive structure make THE GRUFFALO a fun book to read aloud.The text are fantastic illustrations by Axel Scheffler bringing the story to life. The illustrator uses vibrant colors to create the mouse (and Gruffalo’s!) forest world.Julia Donaldson’s unique style allows the reader to bring the story to life for their little ones.This is a book that grows with your child – the rhythmical style of reading captivates very young readers and as they develop, and so too their verbal skills, it allows the child to get into character themselves – even reciting verses.A worthy addition to the little one’s library! 

Appukuttan Ko Tolein Kaise?

Book Name : Appukuttan Ko Tolein Kaise?

Author: Indu Harikumar

Publisher: Eklavya

Theme/Topic:. One day younger prince of state helping Appukuttan to have his breakfast. At the same moment prince wanted to know how much was the weight of Appukuttan.

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What You’ll Love About This Book:This is a very cute story.Illustrations are very good.Encourage kids for imaginative thinking.Talking the basic concept of weight in a very fun way.I myself enjoyed reading this so my son.If you want to introduce some good hindi books to your kids this is a good buy.Eklavya is a non-profit, non-government organisation that develops  innovative educational programmes..Must read if you looking for  a good hindi story.

Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep

Book Name:Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep

Author : Joyce Dunbar

Illustrated By : Debi Gliori

Theme/Topic:Little bunny Willa is scared to go to sleep, just in case she has a bad dream. She asks her older brother Willoughby for help.

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What You’ll Love About This Book :A very sweet book. If you like Willa and Willoughby from “Tell me what it’s like to be big” this book is just as cute-maybe cuter.This story tells you how we can appreciate little things around us.Gratitude is something very important to teach kids.This book is so perfect to teach this.Bedtime isn’t so scary when you have such a nice morning to look forward to.This books has a calming and soothing effect on us both.Great for bedtime ! We love this one, a must have for all kids.

Up And Down

Book Name: Up And Down

Author/Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers

Type: Picture book

Publisher: Harper Collins

Theme/Topic:The boy and the penguin do everything together. Until the penguin decides he needs to learn how to fly…alone.

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What You’ll Love About This Book :They are adorable and genius and simple and wonderful.Just like his other books, this book is written and illustrated in Jeffers’ charming simplicity. This book makes me and my son smile the entire time.This isn’t just about a sweet friendship though. Just wonderful. The friendship between the boy and the penguin is so genuinely caring – they will do anything to help and support the other.The illustrations in this book are just adorable – the style is simple yet fun, and there are enough colours and pictures to keep kids attention focused on the book for the entire read through.4 stars for an attractive & fun picture book with a heart-warming story!

 

 

Barney One Day Series

Book Name : Barney One Day Series
One Day At The School
One Day At The Doctor
One Day At The  Farm
One Day At The Library
One Day At The Fire Station
One Day At The Grocery Store
One Day At The Restaurant
One Day At The Dentist

Author: Donna Cooner

Publisher: Shree Book Centre India

Theme/Topic: Barney a purple anthropomorphic tyrannosaurus rex who conveys educational messages through a small situational stories with a friendly, optimistic attitude.

What You’ll Love About These Books : There are total 12 series in this I have 8 so I am showing those only .These all are read aloud and then read along picture books.All of them are really wonderful for kids age 1 through 7.Best these all are pocket friendly approx 50/rs each.Kids will enjoy beautiful pictures with situation which they will come across usually.Like visits to doctors may be stressful for some children,and their anxiety may make the checkup more difficult.They may have a better understanding about what to expect and,thus,be less anxious.All are good read. We enjoy reading these every time.

 

When I Grow Up

Book Name : When I Grow Up

Author : Mercy Mayer

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers;

Theme/Topic:Little Critter’s sister dreams about all the beautiful things she will do when she grows up.She will be a Ballet Dance then a funniest clown then a world-famous dr. and many more.

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What You’ll Love About This Book : Little Critter is our favourite. I have already posted a review from one of its series. The illustrations offered by Mercer Mayer on the pages of ‘When I Grow Up’ are so well done child pleasing and full of clues relating to the words on the pages.The best thing I like about this it is handy to have a child pleasing book to use to help children develop the perception that there are many achievable occupations open in life.This is the kind of book I think Not only do children will love these books, but parents love to READ THEM!!

I’m Not Cute!

Book Name : I’m Not Cute

Author : Jonathan Allen

Publisher : Boxer Books

Theme/Topic: A little owl  is very cute and no one can resist telling him. And his is so tired of all the other (and bigger) animals patting his head and  commenting on how fluffy, tiny and cute he is. In fact, he is so frustrated.

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What You’ll Love About This Book : This is such a cute story.There probably isn’t a little kid out there who wishes he/she weren’t so little and when constantly being told you are cute can be annoying for a child who longs to be big and strong. This is the perfect heartwarming bedtime story for you to read to your little one.Everything from the illustrations to the story to the way it leaves you feeling inside. Baby owl is JUST like our youngest child.It’s a priceless book.