SIT STILL

SIT STILL

ABOUT THE BOOK

Viji can’t sit still. She fidgets and she wriggles, and she is in constant motion. Nothing seems to contain her boundless energy.

SNAPSHOT REVIEW

  • This book is part of the Little Book Lovers’ Reading series that aims to prepare small children to start reading; in the publisher’s words, “reinforce pre-reading skills”.
  • It has a story that a lot of youngsters (and perhaps the adults in their lives too) will identify with. Viji is a vibrant and mischievous young girl who is always up to something and of course can’t ever sit still.
  • The illustrations are especially cute and charming, making it ideal to engage the youngest of readers.
  • At 64 pages, the book is way too long for its intended audience. Perhaps 24 pages or even fewer would have been ideal.
  • For a book that aims to teach reading, and therefore language skills, the writing is quite ordinary. For instance, the rhymes sound somewhat forced; there is a mix of tenses in the narrative; and there is a typo on the cover.

CONCLUSION

Sit Still has a lot of potential and would have achieved it with better text and a much shorter length.

BOOK DETAILS


Author: Karishma Mahbubani
Illustrator: Suzzanne Rebello
Language: English
Page Extent: 64 pages
Price: Rs 200.00
ISBN: 978-93-85290-20-6
Publisher: MultiStory Learning, 2017
Subject Category: Fiction/Picture book
Age-group: 3+

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