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.
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.
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.
Well done Natasha Sharma! Woot Woot! If this book had been written when I was in school I would not be making so many mistakes with my punctuation. This one is a real
In his own remarkable style Allen Say has touched upon a difficult subject that not many are comfortable with – interracial adoption.
Another random find.
I knew I was looking for something but I didn’t know what I was looking for. I found it lying ignored and I grabbed it because I just had the feeling it would be special.
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.
You are loved.
How soon is it to tell anyone that? Is it a matter of how soon or how late?
It is indeed magical when two great men, in their respective fields, come together to give you a whole new world. Mouse Bird Snake and Wolf is born from the minds of two such men, David Almond and David Mckean.