Friday, February 18, 2011

N's favourite books

N loves reading! He loves to be read to and now flipping books on his own too. There are some books that he knows by heart now and can tell the story in his own words.

One of his latest favourites is The Rooster and the Sun by Meren Imchen.

It is a Tulika Publishers book. The story is based on a folktale of the Ao tribe in Nagaland in northeastern India. It is a bilingual book and is available in a couple of language combinations. N has the English-Hindi combo and he loves to read the story in both the languages. The illustrations are simple yet expressive. The story in short as mentioned on the back cover of the book -
"A farmer is working in the field. It is a very hot day and the farmer quickly gets tired. He shouts at the sun. The sun feels hurt and goes away. It does not return and there is darkness all around. Finally, it takes a rooster's trick to bring the sun back into the sky."
His other current favourite is Rosie's Hat by Julia Donaldson and Anna Currey.

It is a Macmillan Children's Books publication. Its a very sweet and rhyming story of how a little girl Rosie loses her hat when a gust of wind blows, the adventures that follow and the climax of whether Rosie gets her hat back or not! There are not too many words and the pictures are pretty. N loves hearing the rhyming words and then speaking them out.

But his all time favourites are -
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Goodnight Moon.


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These 2 books have been with him since he was a baby. He's read them almost every day and as a result they soon looked worn out. Eventually N and some of his very passionate friends managed to tear them up over a fight of who gets to read the book (I know I should've been around, was just out for 2 minutes to get the pop corn for the kids!). So I had been looking for these 2 books in India since a long time.
I finally managed to get The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Crossword. Yay!! :)

Have any of you seen Goodnight Moon in any of the Bangalore bookstores or you know of any online websites that could deliver these to Bangalore? Lemme know!


  1. flipkart : an indian online book store - you might find it

  2. Great idea!! I wonder why I didn't think of that....even though I have ordered books for myself from there. Thanks!!

  3. Thanks Anrosh!! Got it and some more from Flipkart :)

  4. Simran..this blog comes as a respite as I have been looking for some good books to keep timmu interested in reading..thanks.. have already ordered these to begin with another attempt :)

    1. Thank you Meenakshi! I have some more book reviews on my other blog - Look for the labels "Reading" and "Reviews" :) Happy Reading!!


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