Carol Vorderman’s Help your Kids With series is a great way to make learning Maths, Science, English and Computer Coding fun for yourself and your kids. Homework is so much easier with these visual guides.
Marieke Nijkamp drags you by the collar, on your back, right to the middle of the shooting. She puts you inside the heads of all those people. You can scream, shout and struggle but her grip is so tight that you will not be able to get out till it actually ends.
These offbeat alphabet books will open out a barrage of questions and follow up discussions from the child. Read the book by yourself, anticipate questions and read up on topics that you may not know answers for. Here is a short list of my favourite offbeat Alphabet Books.
Ever come across a fairy tale where the story is completely changed or twisted. Well, if you want to sound all literary next time just call them ‘Fractured’. The term Fractured Fairy Tales apparently originated in the 1950’s television series ‘The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show’.
Varmints is a story about how industrialisation and urbanisation is destroying the environment. The words are light and the illustrations are heavy.
I quite enjoyed the book. It is a short adventure that you can finish in less than half a day. In short, the book is a about an egg that is misplaced by the evil Dr POX and found by Sam in the sandpit.
French illustrator Barroux found this incomplete diary of an unknown soldier, who was in the First World War, in a rubbish heap in Paris. He took it to his studio and illustrated the words of the soldier in lovely strokes of grey and black. The journey of the soldier is set over just 2 months – August and September of the year 1914.
As many of you know I am in love with Audrey Hepburn. According to me she is the most beautiful woman in the world. My friends know me well. I once received a gift – a four DVD classic collection of Audrey Hepburn movies. Funnily, it had Funny Face in it. I realised I ‘ve…
The picture book is a magnificent celebration of colour and silhouettes. It is a different take on the fable of the blind men and an elephant which according to Wikipedia originated in the Indian Subcontinent.
This book is quite opposite to all the picture books that we come across – with enchanting visuals that support the narrative. The book is inventive, bold, novel and anarchic. Well isn’t that what children’s literature is about anyway.
As I started decluttering, I found this. A bunch of minimalist posters I made for a friend. It was not used much but today it is of so much use. My decluttered mind is finding the talents I had lost in the mess. I forgot I could conceptualise (and made the graphic using clipart from google. Here they are. Just for fun.
The minute I heard two of my favorites were coming together for a book, I knew my bank balance was going to take a serious beating. I have loved Neil Gaiman since Coraline and I have loved Chris Riddell since Ottoline (ooooh that rhymed). But I didn’t imagine it to be this good.