Saturday, 17 February 2018

Book Haul + Review: Karadi Tales- Fly Little Fish + One Dark Cloud.

The folks at Karadi Tales, a children's publishing house based in Chennai sent me these books in the mail to read and review. 

My first imprecision was being completely blown away by the art in these pages! 
Every single page in these books is beautiful. 
Art and illustration and colour. 
These books are a serious visual treat. 

I read both these books the very day I got them! 
In one sitting, one after the other. 
It made me so happy. I can only imagine how much kids will love it! 

Plot SummaryWhat Little Fish wants to do more than anything else in the world is fly. Not discouraged by those around her, she flaps her tiny fins and practises jumping. But can Little Fish ever expect to take flight?
Age Group: 4 – 6 
Author: Lavanya Karthik 
Illustrator: Satwik Gade, Ashwathy P.S. 
Pages: 36
Read On: Hardcover
Review: This was such a delightful book with a good message- one of believing in yourself and trying hard to achieve your dreams. A message deeply important to children and grown-ups too. The art was simply stunning. The use of colour and illustration makes it a complete visual treat. Seriously, every single page was a work of art. I wanted to stare at the images and possibly frame them! 
This is a great book for the little people in your lives. Great to read it to them and flip through with them or even for a kid to read on their own. 
I loved this book so much. It's perfect for those of you who want to buy and read books to your children/nephews/nieces with a decided Indian touch. 
Rating: 5/5 

Book: One Dark Cloud 
Plot Summary : Author Shobha Viswanath brings you a book that introduces children to numbers using memorable elements from the Indian monsoon.Brilliant paper collage illustrations by artists Ashwathy P.S. and Anusha Sundar bring to life this simple counting book for a rainy day.
Age Group: 2 and up 
Author: Shobha Viswanath   
Illustrator: Ashwathy P.S. , Anusha Sundar  
No.of pages: 32  
Read On: Paperback
Review: A counting book that uses all the elements of a rainy day! How utterly charming! Each page has a different element of a rainy day- raincoats, umbrellas, clouds and even samosas! Ah! You can almost smell the rain. A perfect book for a rainy day with a toddler. The art in this book is a great mix between photography and illustration. Once again a great book full of desi things. I mean if this doesn't making counting fun I don't know what will?! 
Rating: 5/5 

Both these picture books were so much fun and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for high quality Indian picture books! 
Thank-you Karadi Tales for sending these my way. 

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