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 Festival Storybook

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Book Name :The Festival Storybook

Author: Juhi Sinha

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC

Theme/Topic: Four beautiful stories on different Indian festivals…

What You’ll Love About This Book: We recently bought this book and loved at first read itself. Juhi Sinha’s books are meant for younger children and are cute and thought provoking and are good buys as well. All four stories inform the children about the festivals and also tell interesting stories about children.Raghu understands the spirit of never giving up on Diwali…Munni celebrates the joy of books on Dussehra…

All four  beautiful stories centered around Indian festivals, to warm the heart and spread festive cheer. It’s the perfect reason to celebrate.A good read aloud for younger kids and a wonderful book for children who read themselves.

Animal Storytime

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Book Name :Animal Story time

Author: Ronne Randall

Publisher: Ladybird Books

Theme/Topic:  Twelve Animal stories on different situation…

What You’ll Love About This Book: This beautifully illustrated collection of 12 cute stories is perfect for reading aloud,and is sure to bring delighted shouts for more! Kids will love the magical world of Animal Storytime.If your child loves to listen variety of stories this is good to read.