Book Review | Amma Tell Me About Krishna

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Author: Bhakti Mathur
Illustrator: Maulshree Somani

This is the part 1 in the Krishna Trilogy written by Bhakti Mathur. Amma Tell Me About Krishna is a part of the Amma Tell Me series of books where a boy called Klaka loves hearing stories on every Indian culture and festival celebrated in India. In this trilogy too, the author has chosen Klaka as a listener and his mom as a narrator of this age old mythological tales from Krishna’s birth to his adulthood.

Illustrator Maulshree Somani’s beautifully sketched story of Krishna’s birth, supported by Bhakti Mathur’s excellent yet simple narration of this age-old mythological tale, is sure to touch your child’s heart.

It is the Janmashtami festival and Klaka has enjoyed watching preparations in the temple for the birth of Krishna. He has witnessed the traditional dahi handi – a sport played by boys who form a pyramid and compete to break a mud pot hung at a height.

The revelry and colours splashed across his community has left little Klaka enthralled and curious. He wants to know more about why Janmashtami is celebrated and Krishna. So Amma begins to narrate the story of Krishna to Klaka and his sister.

A lovely book to read aloud by kids aged 3 years and above.

Posted by Priya Rajendran

A freelance writer/blogger who loves travelling with her toddler and telling stories to him.

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