WHAT COULD IT BE?

WHAT COULD IT BE?

This is a book bubbling with joy and fun. It comes across as a celebration of human creativity. Through the conversation between Sameer and his mother, the author shows how one’s mind can dream up various objects and conjure multiple possibilities using the gift of imagination.

Sameer’s mother does not provide ready-made answers to his various questions. She stimulates his curiosity and urges him to guess and predict. She encourages him to let his mind wander, to spin tales and come to his own conclusions. The simple act of unwrapping a gift becomes a source of great excitement and adventure and strengthens the bond between mother and child.

What is most pleasing about the illustrations is that they exude a handmade feel and do not seem over-designed. The pictures reflect the warmth and intimacy of the story and bring Sameer’s fantasy world to life.

This book is an excellent resource to strengthen children’s self-esteem and affirm their capacity to create.

By Chintan Girish Modi

Author: Nandini Nayar
Illustrator: Francesco Manetti
English
28 pages
Rs 195.00
ISBN: 978-81-8190-285-6
Karadi Tales, 2013
Subject category: Contemporary/Fantasy

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

cropped-GOODBOOKS-LOGO-SQUARE.png

“For a teacher or librarian faced with dozens of books to read, a good book review website is as essential as maps are for geographers.”

Anil Menon - Writer
cropped-GOODBOOKS-LOGO-SQUARE.png

“Indian children’s books rarely get the kind of publicity they deserve in the popular or social media. Websites like Goodbooks plug the gap by not letting a single Indian children’s book of merit slip through the cracks. Most people would not even know about the books available in the market if not for a resource like this.”

cropped-GOODBOOKS-LOGO-SQUARE.png

“Book review sites like Goodbooks are a wonderful resource for locating theme-based or issue-based children’s books to enrich the learning experience in the classroom and at home.”

Asha Nehemiah - Children's Writer
Phone: +91 44 TBA
Alwarpet, Chennai – 600018 INDIA
305, Manickam Avenue, TTK Road,