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Book Review – Manya Learns to Roar

Book Title: Manya Learns to Roar

Author: Shruthi Rao

Illustrator: Priya Kurian

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Recommended for Age Group: 6+ years

Published By: Duckbill Books and Publications Private Limited

“Manya Learns to Roar” is a story about a girl named Manya who struggles due to stammering. The book depicts her journey of overcoming her fears and apprehensions, in a realistic and entertaining manner.

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Book Review – Dear Earth

The Earth is a beautiful home that cares for us like no other. In return, we have to give it the same love that the Earth gives us. This is the basic premise of ‘Dear Earth’ by Avvaiyar. The poem is like a plea that one can not escape. The author showcases a pen’s power in only 25 words. The poem provides for hours of thinking after the first read. The illustrations done by Murali Nagaphuza complement the piece beautifully and are enticing.

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Book Review – Gatila

Gatila is a black cow who has low self-esteem due to her black colour. She does find an unconventional, easy way to ‘make’ herself pretty by painting herself in different colours. The story is about whether she finds happiness and satisfaction with a new colour or ends up loving herself the way she is.  

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Book Review – The Mystery Of The Missing Soap

‘The Mystery Of The Missing Soap’ is a fun book with an interesting, unique and important premise. An evil figure, Asura Tobakachi, wants to rule the whole of India. He sends his army, ‘The Coronavirus Army’, to attack the happy village of Dakshinpur. In order to win, they make all the soaps disappear so that the virus can attack freely. But the villagers cleverly make their own soap and defeat the virus. They wash their hands frequently and the frightened army runs far away.

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Book Review – Mystery at Malabar Cottage

“Mystery at Malabar Cottage” is a fun and adventurous story about four cousins – Sam , Fulki , Tina and Paras. They spend their summer vacation at a 200-year-old cottage at the top of the hill without their parents due to some work. Panna is the caretaker of the four cousins.

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Book Review – The Tale Of Makkhilal

Would you have ever thought that an intriguing, thought-provoking tale could be told by using a ‘fly’ as a key character? Katha India’s recent offering “The Tale of Makkhilal” authored by Geeta Dharmarajan is set in the land of Makkhipuri. A fly named Makkhilal was the God for all the inhabitants of this unique land.

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Book Review – Days With Thathu

‘Days With Thathu’ is an absolute gem of a picture book. The whimsical story paired with the simplistic writing style and Shel Silverstien reminiscent illustrations creates a beautiful tale exploring the bond between grandparent and child. Perfect for young children, this book is sure to be on the bedtime reading list for a long time to come.

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