The Ugly Five

Book Name : The Ugly Five

Author:Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

Publisher:  Alison Green Books

Theme/Topic: Meet Big Five Ugliest Animals in African Savannah

What You’ll Love About This Book:We love Julia Donaldson books (especially Gruffalo) like crazy.Recently we got this book from a nearby library and I realized you can always blindly trust Julia Donaldson to deliver a top quality kids read (that can also be enjoyed by the adults reading it to them over and over). Me and Master R really enjoy her rhyming, fun-filled tales, particularly those wonderfully illustrated by Axel Scheffler. In this one the pictures and the underlying story of the lesser-loved animals (as opposed to the famed ‘Big Five in African safaris)

Few months back I got a chance to visit Masai Mara (https://www.maasaimara.com/) so ‘R’ also heard variety of words already which are given in the book e.g Savannah,Big Five,Wilder beast etc. So reading this book to him was a so much fun.

Frankly there are many splendid animals that tourists want to see when they are on safari in Africa, but only rarely does someone long to spot the five creatures introduced in this book. One by one, they come together for a stroll on a Savannah, owning the word Ugly with pride. After all, they are rather ugly, and it might be hard to like them–unless, that is, you are one of their babies, and then, they are as handsome as could possibly be. The surprise ending of the book is what makes it and leaves you feeling all warm inside as everyone is pretty to someone.

At the end of the book it asks a questions if you went to the safari, which animals would you like to see? . It introduces children to the different gangs; the big five, the little five, the shy five and the ugly five. The children can then develop a better understanding of the different animals that live in Africa.

Though this book is not a classic one also not Donaldson’s best work but yes if your kids love picture books,love animal books and especially love Julia Donaldson’s books then don’t miss to read this.

Happy Reading!!!!

A Silly Story Of Bondapalli

Book Name: A Silly Story Of Bondapalli

Author:  Shamim Padamsee

Illustrator: Ashok Rajagopalan

Publisher:  Tulika Publishers

Theme/Topic: As the name says “Silly” so the story is. It is no doubt a Bondaful story.

What You’ll Love About This Book: We read this book recently and we just loved it . This is the cutest, funniest book I’ve come across in a long time. We just laughed ,laughed and laughed. If you like to read funny books this is for you don’t look for any moral from the book.But surely it will tickle you .You will giggle and chuckle. 🙂

A prince refused to eat and the royal cook mistakenly invented a new snack of  hot golden balls that the prince thought were Wonderful which sounded like Bondaful with his mouth stuffed and that’s how the kingdom came to be known as Bondapalli.

A silly story of Bondapalli, is a not so silly story with simply Bondaful illustrations to match. Illustrations are so beautiful which you gonna love .Must read for all kids.

The Giving Tree

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Book Name: The Giving Tree

Author:  Shel Silverstein

Illustrator: Shel Silverstein

Publisher:  Penguin

Theme/Topic: It is about a relationship between a loving tree that gives and gives to a selfish little boy.

What You’ll Love About This Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a fictional poetic picture book.I came across this book recently  and while the book is written for children, the message is a universal one: Selfless love. I couldn’t help crying when I got to the end.
In the story, the little boy visited the tree every day. He came to eat her apples, swing on her branches, rest, and sit on her trunk. The tree was very happy to have this boy, but one day he stopped coming because he “grew up”.  It is as if the tree symbolized a parent who will happily do anything for their child because they love them. However, the child does not appreciate the “gift of giving”, he only takes and takes.
So our “giving tree” is our parents who constantly gives us everything.Even when the world shuts you down, your parents will always be there for you. The essential moral here is that unconditional love does exist. For me this book is a good read and moreover to understand the depth of this re read it time to time then your child can get the true essence of it.

At the same time I also feel this book either you can love it or hate it also.If you think about it deeply may be you can feel selfless love as beautiful, but why to take it so extreme. Someone can feel this is showing a parent who doesn’t know how to set limits. Anyways this book has something in it we can surely read it with an open mind.

If you read it already what you feel after reading this ?  I will be really happy if you share your thoughts in comments below.

Together

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Book Name: Together

Author:  Jane Simmons

Publisher:  Orchard Books

Theme/Topic: This picture book’s theme is the similarities and differences. Two dogs that are very different at all levels are very good friends. So a conflict!  They cannot accept each other’s differences….

What You’ll Love About This Book: Too cute! Me and my son both loved picture books and we found this really really cute.
“Together” is a delightful story of the ups and downs of having a best friend. Author introduces kids to two adorable dogs, big Mousse and little Nut, who become friends one rainy day. Soon, they are doing everything together, until they start to notice little differences. And when those differences become more pronounced, their friendship falls apart…until they learn a valuable life lesson about commitment and sticking it out.
A great story about how despite your differences, you can still be best friends. I think this book does a great job showing kids that no matter how different their friends are, they can still find a common ground and become best friends like Mousse and Nut. Loved the message that we don’t have to do everything together in order to be best friends.It’s a worth buy.

Lemonade For Sale

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Book Name: Lemonade for Sale

Author: Stuart J Murphy

Illustrator:  Tricia Tusa

Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers

Theme/Topic: This Books is about four children who needs some money to fix their clubhouse, so they decide to sell Lemonade.

What You’ll Love About This Book: This book was so cute and very easy to read. This book teaches a valuable lesson about money.

The children need money to build a new clubhouse and they decide selling lemonade is the best way to raise the funds. They sell lemonade for five days and keep track of their sales on a Bar Graph. The illustrations are amazingly detailed and add a little humor also to this educational story. The story helps readers understand how to read bar graphs and create them. Since this topic may be difficult for students to understand

This is a great book to teach economics as well! It teaches young kids can also earn money if they want to. This would be a great book to discuss needs and wants. If you want something you can find a way to earn the money to get it.

I found this book worth reading to develop Math and as well as life skills.

A note to parents is included in the back to offer tips for teaching and additional resources about bar graphs.

Bear Feels Ill

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Book Name:  Bear Feels Ill

Author:        Karma Wilson

Illustrator:    Jane Chapman

Publisher:    Simon & Schuster

Theme/Topic:There is nothing worse than feeling ill, as Bear soon comes to learn.

What You’ll Love About This Book:

Last month my son was not keeping well for almost a week and he was sleeping almost entire day. He doesn’t want to play but surely want me to read aloud more…..he correlated his situation with this story so much as asked me to read this only many times in a day and what mumma can do so I read this again and again J

This is such a sweet story about what true friendship is about. This story about a bear who feels sick! His friends want him to come out and play, but he feels too unwell to go. His friends come over and comfort him as best they can. I love how much thought is put into the words on the pages. Such a cute way to show kids how to take care of someone who is sick.

Lots of rhyming words which is fun to read. The illustrations are done in acrylic paint. They are absolutely adorable and colorful. The facial expressions are well done. The pictures give you a warm and fuzzy feeling. This story is perfect for a read aloud during illness.

 

Gajapati Kulapati Gurrburrrrooom!

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Book Name:  Gajapati Kulapati Gurrburrrrooom!

Author:         Ashok Rajagopalan

Illustrator:   Ashok Rajagopalan

Publisher:    Tulika Publishers

Theme/Topic: A cute elephant with a funny name and lots of friends. But elephant is fell sick…

What You’ll Love About This Book: This is the latest addition in our library and we are just loving this. I don’t know why I didn’t buy this earlier. As this is a perfect read aloud book. You can start reading this as early as possible.

A little cute elephant with a funny name and he has lots of friends and all love him. A cheerful cast of characters. A simple story that will appeal to the youngest readers. Fun sounds that can be made while reading aloud.

A heavy meal given by his loving friends hat the Gajapati gets a tummy ache. What do Gajapati’s friends do to make him feel better? What is the best way to get rid of an annoying stomach ache? (It involves a certain ‘f-word’ that children love.).

The illustrations by author are inviting and entertaining. Gajapati looks quite adorable and the sounds that accompany the story is so cheerful. A perfect read aloud or read along picture book. For young readers. A must read. Happy Reading!!!

 

 

Monkey Puzzle

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Book Name : Monkey Puzzle

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator:Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Children’s Books

Theme/Topic: Poor little monkey! He’s lost his mum. Luckily butterfly is nearby to help him find her…

What You’ll Love About This Book: Beautiful book in typical Julia Donaldson style with fantastic illustrations.Best for all ages. This is an endearing story about a monkey who loses his Mum and is helped by a butterfly to try and find her. Throughout the book, other animals are introduced using describing what they look like. This allows the children to interact with the story and guess what the next animal may be. Monkey Puzzle is a charming jungle tale with the hallmark rhyming text of Julia Donaldson and lively illustrations of Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Very well written and illustrated. We really enjoyed reading this book.Must read for all kids till age 7.Happy Reading!!!

Just Saving My Money(My First I Can Read Series)

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Book Name : Just Saving My Money

Author: Mercer Mayer

Illustrator: Mercer Mayer

Publisher: Harpercollins

Theme/Topic: Little Critter needs a new skateboard and he learns from his dad that it takes money to get a new one….

What You’ll Love About This Book: This book is a good to read together as it will spark conversations about money, chores and costs of things. I thought this book would be a great way to introduce money and how saving money is important. It talks about that saving money is a good thing. The trip to the bank is probably out-of-date now (wish they could update it to show critter checking his balance on-line!). I thought it was pretty cool that Little Critter got to save up his money to open a bank account then had to work to save up more money to get the item he wanted. Those familiar with Mayer’s other books will find this one just as charming and the lesson about earning and saving for something that you want is a good one. . We love trying to find the mouse and spider that seems to follow the main character around, they’re always doing silly things. Fun engaging themes that any child can relate to, a great addition to any children’s library.

Little Beaver And The Echo

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Book Name :Little Beaver and the Echo

Author: Amy MacDonald

Illustrator: Sarah Fox-Davies

Publisher: Puffin Books

Theme/Topic:This book is about Little Beaver and his echo. Little Beaver is lonely. He didn’t have any friends which made him very sad and he began to cry.

What You’ll Love About This Book: This book is about Little Beaver and his echo. Little Beaver is lonely. He didn’t have any friends which made him very sad and he began to cry. As he cries he hears someone across the pond. Is it a new friend? On the way he meets others who want a friend too. At the other side of the pond there is a wise old Beaver. He tells Little Beaver about Echo. Does Little Beaver find a friend? You will have to read the book to find out. This is a good book. It teaches that friends can be found in unexpected places. Little Beaver and the Echo is perfect for little ones at quiet-time or bedtime. The illustrations are also well done. . Great book to have in your child’s library. Ages 4-8.

 

 

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