“Beena’s Summer” is at once light-hearted and humorous while being fast-paced and spellbinding. The novel is a must-read for both young and old, though more appropriate for ages 10 and above.
Pushki’s First Train Adventure is a treat for the 90s kid as it takes the reader down the memory lane to those days of exciting summer vacations and joyful train rides when vacations simply meant making the annual pilgrimage to the house of one’s maternal grandparents.
Reading Don’t Let the Kitten Drive the Car! was an invigorating experience for me. It is a book that tells us the story of a young girl and her cat. It is a modest story with a minimalistic plot, pleasing characters and a simple language. While reading this book, expect a lot of insights into the world of visually impaired people and into the world of cats.
Avatar of Protector is a modern-day mythological fiction that promises a good amount of action and adventure. I love how sci-fi elements like space travel, high tech vimanas, supercomputers of the future and other such things also find their way into the story. Children will definitely enjoy it as it has just the right dose of action and adventure
The Gory Story of Genghis Khan is a children’s book for 9 years and above. It is beautifully illustrated with black and white sketches of Genghis Khan and his subjects’ life under his rule. It also talks about the prevailing culture, the traditions, the value system, and lives of daily people.
STORIES: 4/5 ILLUSTRATIONS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 AGE: 7 to 10 years Having recently read Ambushed by Nayanika Mahtani, I decided that I will start reading more books in the children’s fiction category. Soon to follow was The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling and now recently I got the opportunity […]
PLOT: 4.5/5CHARACTERS: 4/5WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5CLIMAX: 4/5ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 It is a well-known fact that Tigers are an endangered species now and steps have to be taken to ensure that our coming generations also get to feel the joy of seeing those marvellous black stripes painted on the most lethal animal man has ever known. Tigers […]
THEME: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 “The Road to the Bazaar” is one of the lesser-known works of the famous author Ruskin Bond. I stumbled upon this book in the kindle unlimited section and upon seeing the cover and reading the blurb, I immediately downloaded it. This year I have had […]
STORY: 4/5 BOOK COVER: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 ILLUSTRATIONS: 3/5 ADVENTURE QUOTIENT: 4/5 As in my earlier review, I told that a monster takes away the children’s mother and the story of book one about how the children saved their mother from the monster. This book is a continuation of the book one of the Amulet […]
CONCEPT: 4/5 EXECUTION: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 Childhood is the time when we are free to pursue our interests without any hindrances and stress. There is no burden and there is no pressure. It is this time when we form our own delicate opinion of the world and its ways and hence […]
Poly-Trap is the story of Wiley. Wiley is a baby sea horse who joins his mother to explore the sea and life beyond their little home. Wiley is new and curious to the outside world and he asks a number of questions to his mother to find out as much as possible about this new […]
Ariel Bradley, Spy for General Washington does a very good job of teaching a little bit of history to the kids while inculcating some good reading habits in them. The book also inspires the children to feel patriotic and serve their motherland (in this case The United States of America) like Ariel Bradley did when […]