A delightful book to help kids form sentences

Where’s the Little Mouse? …is it in the house?

Where’s the birthday cake?
Where’s the purple snake?
Where’s the hungry dog?

A very simple rhythamic book with question and answers for toddlers by  looking at the pictures. A good book to start with words and vocabulary development for kids

MYRON’S MAGIC COW

A story of a little boy whose shopping turned into an unexpected adventure

AUTHOR : Marlene Newman  ILLUSTRATOR: Jago

Whenever mum needed something Will was too busy and Rita was too little to help, so it is always Myron who was about to help mom. One of the such Sunday ahs turned to be an adventurous day for Myron.

On a  Sunday morning when mom was about to make pancakes milk got over and so she called Myron to get milk from the shop.

As usual Myron went out of the flat, down the corridor and through the street, A peculiar sound came from the separation of the tall buildings. A girl with a curly hair whispered through his ears. Though Myron knows he wasn’t supposed to talk to strangers He was curious to know how could she know that they are out of milk?

She again repeated that she have got something for him so that he will never have to go to shops for the milk again. The girl tugged at the rope and dragged a huge cow out of the alley and on to the street. She continued as though she has got the cow for a pack of old beans, she wasn’t to able to carry the cow in her car as the cow just doesn’t fit inside the car with three other bears . So she can sell the cow for whatever money Myron have . Before Myron could decide what to be done she snatched the money from his hands and jumped back into the car and vanished down into the street.

Myron wondered what his mum would say ..He brought the enormous cow near the blocks of flats  with lots of struggle . He was also astonished and surprised to see a cow spoke to him and said he learnt many tricks from his friend ali baba. Though Myron didn’t know what to tell ,he took the cow inside his home. When his mom asked him for milk ,he tried to a squeeze milk from the cow  but nothing happened. He felt very sad and started speaking to the cow to help him in the way both of them gets benefitted.

Finally the cow granted his wishes for his help of getting away from the awful girl. When he returned back to the cow and said he don’t to know how to explain this to his mum, cow replied that he just don’t give milk but can grant wishes too..The cow granted his three wishes which Myron used it for himself. Finally the cow fulfilled his third wish too , that someone else would have to go to the store once in a while by giving him a large golden egg..

A  highly entertaining story  which provides an opportunity to encourage the creative thinking to the kids

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Book Review | Gajapati Kulapati Chapaakkk Dadhomm (Hindi)

After his big sneeze in Gajapati Kulapati (http://thebookmark.in/home/3880-gajapati-kulapati-hindi.html)
and his booming gurrburroomm in Gajapati Kulapati Gurrburroomm (http://thebookmark.in/home/1449-gajapati-kulapati-gurrburrrrooom-english.html) after consuming tonnes of food, it is now time to see a playful Gajapati leap and splash around in water in the third book Gajapati Kulapati Kalabalooosh/ Gajapati Kulapati Chapaakkk Dadhomm (Hindi). The book has been translated into simple-to-understand Hindi. So what happens when a jumbo takes that giant leap into the water? A comical scene describing where all the animals and kids (who come to cool off in the village pond) land right after the naughty jumbo decides to take a plunge in the cool waters.

Tiny tots will fall in love with the cute illustrations by Ashok Rajagopalan. His narrative’s repetitive and rhythmic format helps take the story forward, describing each character’s reactions in detail. One can almost imagine oneself as a character in the story. He has made narration extremely simple for kids to understand and narrate the story on their own too.

Apt for kids aged 2+, this book is perfect to read aloud to tiny tots!

Book Review | I Want My Mum

Author: Tony Ross

The story is about a Little Princess who loves her mother and cannot let her out of sight even for a few hours.

The various situations that the Princess gets stuck in and asks for her mother, is both comical as well as heart-warming. It is nice to see how even the smallest things can bring a smile to children’s faces, for instance, in this case, it is her mother coming and reassuring that everything will be fine or praising her spoiled painting. She looks up to her mother for everything to solve all her problems. She is her role model. The Little Princess wants her mother all the time – whether it is playing games with her or meal times. The Little Princess is like any other toddler who gets scared of monsters and hates applying medicine when hurt. Another book by Tony Ross in the popular Little Princess series, this one is sure to steal your heart.

The Little Princess is part of a popular series written by Tony Ross especially for toddlers who also face problems like the princess, even though she is a royal. Tony Ross has managed to strike a chord with children as well as parents by narrating stories at a very micro level, without trivializing their problems and at the same time, giving the toddlers importance just like an adult.

Beautiful illustrations capture the toddlers’ moods – happy, sad, angry, upset, jealous and all facets of toddlers.

Perfect book to read aloud to toddlers aged 3+.

Book Review | Aaloo Maaloo Kaaloo

Author: Vinita Krishna
Illustrator: Suvidha Mistry

In the good old days, children visited their grandparents’ houses in the village during vacations. Because most villages did not have electricity and had limited “entertainment” options, it was easy to engage children in household chores.

Children would help out in the vegetable garden, the elders at home in running errands, and perhaps even meeting friends in the village for a cool dip in the local pond.

Aaloo Maloo Kaloo is a fun story about a boy named Maloo who is visiting his grandmother in the village.  His grandmother asks him to pick vegetables from her garden. His canine friend Kaloo also accompanies him.

Suvidha Mistry’s illustrations along with author Vinita Krishna manage to create vivid images of the vegetable garden and the rural landscape, which can transport you to the countryside; an excellent book for kids to learn more about colours and vegetables.

Yet another gem from the Pratham Books, it is a good read-it-aloud book for kids in the ages 2-4 years.