Review | Fly, Little Fish!

Author: Lavanya Karthik
Illustrators: Satwik Gade & Ashwathy P.S.
Publication: Karadi Tales
Age: 4-7 years

This book in hardcover format is appropriate for preschoolers. As the title and the book cover suggests, it is the fantasy of a little fish in the vast ocean. The ocean has marine life of all kinds; biggest and the smallest fauna co-exist peacefully.

The story is about the will and determination of this little fish who aspires to fly, something that we as kids did too. Most of us as kids always wanted to achieve the “impossible” as labelled by adults. Similarly, this fish wants to fly.

The book captures his journey very beautifully through wonderful illustrations. The book paves way for widening the imagination of children who aspire to touch higher limits. The adage “Nothing is impossible” is perfect in this story!

Just like other Karadi Tales books, this one also sends a powerful message to kids and even adults who somehow restrict themselves or limit their skills in tiny boxes!

Children above the age of 4 will enjoy this book the most!

Happy Reading!

Book Review | Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market

Author: Chitra Soundar

Illustrator: Kanika Nair

A farmer named Falgu is on his way to the market. This beautifully illustrated story brings out vivid images of the farmer’s journey with all his vegetables to the market. The problems he encounters as he rides his bullock cart on the bumpy, rickety roads.

The book is appropriate for children in the age group of 2-4 years. It helps the child to imagine and develop curiosity on farm commodities like vegetables and eggs and understand the ingenous problem-solving abilities of the farmer. It teaches the child not to give up in times of adversity and develop common sense and logic.

Rustic village settings have been beautifully illustrated by Kanika Nair. She successfully manages to set off young ones’ imagination through her drawings of the farmer’s trip to the market. The author has managed to keep up the pace for the children as well as enable the imaginary travel to the market place.

This book is a part of a four-book series and highly recommended as a good “read-it-aloud” book.