Sandhya Renukamba's lifelong affair with picture books

Sandhya Renukamba’s lifelong affair with picture books

#nevertoooldforpicturebooks is a no-holds-barred invitation to one and all to make this hashtag a zingy buzz. Anything, just about anything from anyone reinforcing that one is never too old to dig with joy into a picture book is welcome here. The very first straight-from-the-heart note goes out from the incurable bibliophile, blogger and freelance writer, Sandhya Renukamba. Humongous picture booky hugs for this, Sandhya; it’s over to you now: One of the best children’s books, Alice in Wonderland, begins thus: Alice was beginning to get very Read More

My Space, My Body

My Space, My Body

Story: Roopa Pai Illustration: Archana Sreenivasan Published by: GAIT If you lay your hands on the siblings Taka-Dimi starrer My Space, My Body, do not make the mistake (as I did) of jumping straight to the story before reading the note to the parents. For in it lies the blueprint for extracting the maximum you can from this lovely illustrated story book. The book is there for a purpose. It is the first in the series developed as a resource material for children enrolled with Read More

Sleep Like A Tiger

Sleep Like A Tiger

Published By: Houghton Books For Children Story: Mary Logue Illustrations: Pamela Zagarenski In a Sentence: Why must we have to sleep, at all? What is it About: It’s time for bed, but the little girl doesn’t want to go to sleep. The princess is not tired, of course, as no self-respecting kid ever is. We see her having to go through the winding down bed time rituals, all the same. And again, once tucked in bed, she asks questions, of course, as any self-respecting kid Read More

The Disappearing Act!

I installed Disqus on my blog yesterday to fight all the spam that the blog was attracting, and what do I see? All the previous comments from all the posts have disappeared! Need to get down to fixing it

"Picture books are alive and well, and will continue to inspire children and adults for generations to come." An interview with Dianne de Las Casas, founder of Picture Book Month

“Picture books are alive and well, and will continue to inspire children and adults for generations to come.” An interview with Dianne de Las Casas, founder of Picture Book Month

                         Here’s the Monday special interview with none other than the lady herself who founded the Picture Book Month in November 2011 – award-winning author and storyteller, Dianne de Las Casas! I’m both excited and honoured to have her here this morning!       1)     A warm welcome to my website, Dianne. Most of us are familiar with the NYT article (read here) that acted as a trigger for you to initiate Read More

Do Not Open This Book!

Do Not Open This Book!

This is only my second time here, but feels so good to be doing Perfect Picture Book Fridays after weeks! Head over to Susanna Hill‘s blog for this super-fun friday iniitiative that brings the best of picture books together at one place! For an exhaustive list of all picture books reviewed, click here.   Title: Do Not Open This Book! Author: Michaela Muntean Illustrator: Pascal Lemaitre   Publisher: Scholastic PressNew York Genre: Picture Book Age group: 4 years and up Click here to have a look at Read More

Boodabim

Boodabim

  Published By: Tulika Books Story and Illustrations: Alankrita Jain 20 pages, Rs 95    It’s Boodabim!            In a Sentence: Who is Boodabim?   What is it About: This book is such a sweet little tease! It’s a guessing game for the little ones, the really little ones, to identify who Boodabim is from the endearing disguises he appears in!   What makes it snuggly: The cute Boodabim. His name. His look. His roly-poliness. His mischievousness. The minimal text is Read More

Tara Lazar's PiBoIdMo is here!

Tara Lazar’s PiBoIdMo is here!

  Am sharpening my pencils and clearing up my desk to take on the 30 picture book ideas in 30 days (of November) challenge! For details, click here. The awesome logo has been created by Ward Jenkins! It’s my first, so naturally, I am both excited and keeping my fingers crossed that I do my celebratory Yessss! jig on November 30:) It promises to be an inspiring exercise and a whole lot of fun , so for any of you wanting to be a part of it, Read More