Picture Books

Hey children!!…check these books out…

pin is for boys

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Author: Robb Pearlman

Illustrator: Eda Kaban

Originally Published: 5th June 2018

Publisher: Running Press

Brief: This picture book is about encouragement and empowerment of loving all the colors, irrespective of any gender. The book also explores about what boys and girls love to do whether it is car racing or dressing up or playing a sport. Re-framing the stereotypical notion of ‘blue/pink gender binary’, Robb Pearlman presents beautiful characters of diversities. Vibrant illustration by Eda Kaban makes the book more colorful and leaves a learning impact on children. Finally, ‘Life is not color coded’,Robb Pearlman delivers this sweet message through this picture book.

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wordy birdy picture

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Author: Tammi Sauer

Illustrator: Dave Mottram

Originally Published: 6th February 2018

Publisher:  Random House Children’s Books

Brief: The story is all about Wordy Birdy who is a chatterbox. She loves to talk , talk and talk instead of listening. Tammi Sauer presented the topic of paying attention in a hilarious manner through this story. The story revolves around talkative Wordy Birdy, who, one day, while walking through the forest, inattentively gets herself into hot water so… does her heard-it-all-before friends Squirrel, Raccoon and Rabbit will be able to save her?  or will she be finally putting herself into danger?….Hey Children! if you want to know the full story you have to grab the book and start reading….

Yayyy!…A hilarious sequel, Wordy Birdy Meets Mr. Cougarpants, coming up in February 2019…

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Abol Tabol

Why I chose Abol Tabol?

Poet, Playwright and Writer Sukumar Ray’s masterpieces exposed readers mostly Bengali readers to a new genre of literary nonsense. Ray wrote for children’s magazine Sandesh right from its first publication in 1913. Most of the poems were originally published under a section named Abol Tabol (The Weird and the Absurd) within the Sandesh Magazine. The poems were finally published in the year 1923.

As a child I was always fascinated by fantasy literature. My grandfather was an excellent story teller and I used to get engrossed into whatever stories he depicted to me. Abol Tabol, Thakumar Jhuli ( Grandmother and her sackful of stories) and many more. These were the story books I was first exposed to as a child. I developed a keen interest as well as love for literature. And thanks to my grandfather, I even studied literature. Still, my love for Sukumar Ray’s works remain eternal whether it is Abol Tabol or Pagla Dashu or Ha Ja Ba Ra La….everything.

So I think children even in this era should also get exposed to read these classic books. They will love it.

Please check details below.

Author: Sukumar Ray Illustration: Sukumar Ray

Originally Published: 19th September 1923 Original Publisher: U.Ray and Sons.

Original Language: Bengali Genre: Literary Nonsense

Translations: Two translations I liked…

1. Wordygurdyboom by Poet, Novelist and Translator Sampurna Chatterjee.

Published on 16th June 2008. Publishers: Peguin India

Sampurna Chatterjee and Wordygurdyboom

Wordygurdyboom offers the best of playwright, poet and writer Sukumar Ray and his world of nonsensical, pun riddled poetries or rhymes. Excellent translation by Sampurana Chatterjee brings alive each characters of Ray’s masterpieces, through amalgamation of ‘magical nonsense as well freewheeling play of sound and sense’ . A vibrant new introduction by Ruskin Bond ‘captivates Sukumar Ray’s fans and wins him a whole new generation of admirers.’

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2. Rhymes of Whimsey by Niladri Roy.

Published on 3rd April 2017 Publishers: Haton Cross Press

Wonderfully and accurately translated version of ‘Abol Tabol’ or ‘Rhymes of Whimsy’. Niladri Roy applied his ‘analytical skills and knowledge of history’ to uncover hidden messages in Ray’s poems.

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Monster Story Books

Children are always fascinated with monster stories and movies. The even love to enact as monster characters. It is actually hilarious to see them performing as different monsters.

Found an awesome website on Monster Stories..

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For children

I have a always been a big reader of picture books and comics from my childhood. Even when I was working at school, I used to read a lot of picture books from library along with my students. While conducting story telling classes my attachment to those books became stronger and stronger.

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