Book Review: This is where it ends by Marieke Nijkamp

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.

Booklist: Offbeat Alphabet Books

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.

Top 10 Must Read Fractured Fairy Tales

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’.

Book Review: Line of Fire, Diary of an Unknown Soldier by Barroux

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.

Book Review: Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young

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.

Book Review: The Book with No Pictures by BJ Novak

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.

Minimalist Hollywood Food Posters: Hollyfood

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.

Book Review: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman & Chris Ridell

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.