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.

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.

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.

Book Review: Allison by Allen Say

In his own remarkable style Allen Say has touched upon a difficult subject that not many are comfortable with – interracial adoption.

Book Review: Love that dog by Sharon Creech

Ok, I confess. All the books I review are the ones that I can personally relate to. I actually don’t know how to write about a book that does not affect me in some personal way. This is one such book that made me all nostalgic and teary eyed for a while before I could write about it.

Book Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

We are not perfect. I am not. You are not. In relation to that it simply means that our children will not be perfect and will not live in a perfect world. We all know the reason behind this imperfection, don’t we?