Have you Seen This? – Book Review

 

What will you say about a book which results in this…

7.15 PM – R comes in with RD

7.45 PM - R is still doing her homework when RD removes the book

8.15  PM- We are making the nevidya for Jamasthami

8.45 PM - We eat our dosa and start reading the book

9.30  PM - We have read the book EIGHT Times (4 times in English and 4 times in Gujarati) and we have laughed aloud the same way as we did the first time.

Moral of the timings – THE BOOK ROCKS!

and oh the story of the timing doesnt end there…

Next day morning as Amma is trying to squeeze herself into that jeans that is not going up her thighs, the brat starts again ‘Have you see a crow that cooks?’ heheheheeheheh :) and she dissolves into giggles..reading each page….the brat has already associated the text to the pictures!

Brilliant text by Arthi Anand Navaneeth (ArtNavy - I am fan of her blog!) and super , absolutely superb illustrations by Roomani Kulkarni (Read her interview on the Saffron Tree Blog (thanks Sandhya) - and its hard to believe its her first book!)

A book that triggers the imagination of the kid, of things which you would never imagine that a normal daily used/seen thing does…

Gosh! its amazing..the other good part is that Tulika has published it as bilingual..so you have a Hindi/Marathi/Tamizh/Gujarati version along with the English version.

Few reactions by the brat on certain pictures

- A book that reads

R: arey amma, wohi book hai to kaise read karega? heheheheheh :)

- A door which is shown running

R: Arey amma, woh dekho uska lock uske peeche run kar raha hai…heheheheh :)
I would recommend the book to anyone with a kid honestly. While Tulika says 3+, I think even kids as young as 1.5 years/2 years who have just started understanding things, will find it funny..and the older kids of 5-7 years will love it because it will challenge the set thoughts which we teach them.

Its a super read. Thank you Artnavy for the wonderful and superb text, thank you Roomani for the splendid illustrations and thank you Tulika for publishing it :)

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34 Responses to Have you Seen This? – Book Review

  1. sandhya says:

    Arthi, Have You Seen This?

    Thanks for linking to Saffrontree and my blog, RM!

    BTW, did you manage to see the pictures on my post?

    • R's Mom says:

      nope didnt see…I am not able to see any pictures on blogspot, dont know why :(

      But I have something to show you soon :) Will send it to you by the end of the week

  2. When i read such reviews on books for kids esp. the ones by Tulika, I often wonder how the book looks like inside. I owuldn’t mind buying one for myself :P

  3. My Era says:

    Wow! the book sounds super fun :)
    Added the book to my wishlist :D

  4. The Bride says:

    Tulika should pay you for the PR! I am looking for books for Benji… I got the mango one and although he didn’t take to it at first, it’s everyday reading now (well, storytelling more than reading). Is this one bilingual? Maybe I’ll learn something from it too.

    • R's Mom says:

      hahahah! no rey, Tulika books ARE super…you would love them…I am a big fan of Tulika and Pratham…

      arey even with R its like story telling only na…she cant read yet right?

      yes yes, I got the Gujju/English version, but you get the Hindi/English one…you will love it as well

  5. uma says:

    the book reading was here in B’lore and I missed it :-( But am going to get my hands on this as soon as possible. Such a lovely review!

  6. Smitha says:

    This sounds like such a fun book! I wish I came across this a few years back. Poohi, I’m afraid is no longer in the phase of mind for these books -She would have loved them a couple of years back.

  7. That sounds like a fun book! :)

    I will keep this in mind for the future! ;)

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  9. artnavy says:

    Thanks so much R’s mom. SO glad you liked it!!

  10. Ashwathy says:

    Remind me to ask you for recommendations… some years down the line! ;-)

  11. RM m thinking of buying it for myself :) Kids books are totally amazing . I had a library membership in calcutta and all I did there was going to kids section to read and laugh the entire time.
    ok not laugh but giggle :p
    librarian used to be super strict there :D

  12. Smita says:

    Sounds exciting re….lemme check it out for Arnav

  13. Swaram says:

    I love Tulkika books too and this sounds wonderful :)
    I saw the book reading pics on FB and the kiddos were jumping with joy :)

  14. Scribby says:

    made a note :) I’ve decided I’ll get all the books by default that R loves :D

  15. Amit says:

    Now this can be used as a birthday gift. :)

  16. techie2mom says:

    Arey, even i found this book pretty funny (From your description)!!! The Crow that cooks, and the book that reads!!!
    The lock running behind the door, simply awesome!!!!

  17. artnavy says:

    Thanks again R and all yopur friends out here!!

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