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 :)