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Book Reviews

Book reviews from Mocomi Kids
Interested in the exciting world of children's literature available out there? Take a look at Mocomi's picks and reviews of books children won't want to put down.
Women in Science: Jane Goodall – Book Review

Women in Science: Jane Goodall – Book Review

Jane Goodall is a formidable figure in the world of science. She is the foremost expert on chimpanzees and has a career spanning more than 50 years. As a primatologist and anthropologist, she has inspired countless other scientists to pursue the field and has been an inspiration to many.

Al ...

By Dnyanesh on October 17, 2019 Read more ...
Great Stories for Children – Book Review

Great Stories for Children – Book Review

Ruskin Bond began his writing career at the age of 16, with the short story ‘Untouchable’. He has gone on since, to mesmerize readers with his idyllic descriptions of a quiet life in the hills. His work is deeply influenced by the life he has led living in the foothills of the Himalayas, weaving ...

By Mocomi Kids on October 3, 2019 Read more ...
The Tree Boy – Book Review

The Tree Boy – Book Review

‘The Tree Boy’, written by Srividhya Venkat and illustrated by Nayantara Surendranath isn’t your run-of-the-mill children’s storybook. It touches upon feelings of empathy and imagining what it would be like to be in someone else’s shoes.

When Sid is mocked on the football field an ...

By Mocomi Kids on September 19, 2019 Read more ...
Dog Man – Book Review

Dog Man – Book Review

Dav Pilkey, creator of the very popular ‘Captain Underpants’ graphic novels has written another hilarious and well-illustrated series, ‘Dog Man’. As is the case with all of Pilkey’s books, the cartoons and stories have been plotted out by his fictional duo – George and Harold. They are th ...

By Mocomi Kids on September 5, 2019 Read more ...
Kali Wants to Dance – Book Review

Kali Wants to Dance – Book Review

Kali Veerapathiran is an unlikely hero. No, he doesn’t have superpowers, nor can he solve crimes with his trusty sidekick. He is a hero in the small fishing village of Kovalam because he worked hard and pursued his dream – to dance!

Based on the life of a dancer of the same name, ‘Kal ...

By Mocomi Kids on August 22, 2019 Read more ...
The Stupendous Time Telling Superdog – Book Review

The Stupendous Time Telling Superdog – Book Review

Humans are bound by the concept of time. They do not have the option to choose when they want to do what they want. There is a fixed notion of what should be done at what time and the human race follows it. Sounds a bit grim for a children’s book, doesn’t it?

In her book ‘The Stupendo ...

By Mocomi Kids on August 8, 2019 Read more ...
Ramayana for Children  – Book Review

Ramayana for Children – Book Review

In this book, author and scholar Arshia Sattar remains true to Valmiki’s version of the Ramayana. However, with the original revering Rama as the just and noble hero, this book shows Rama’s younger brother Lakshmana in a much better light. Rama’s unjustifiable actions of sneakily killing Vali, t ...

By Mocomi Kids on July 18, 2019 Read more ...
The Jungle Radio: Bird Songs of India – Book Review

The Jungle Radio: Bird Songs of India – Book Review

Curious little Gul is startled early one morning when her radio begins to play the sounds of different birds chirping. Keen to know more, Gul follows the clues, only to end up in a lush Indian jungle.

Written in rhymes, this beautifully illustrated book exposes its readers to the wonderful ...

By Mocomi Kids on July 4, 2019 Read more ...
The Good Indian Child’s Guide to Eating Mangoes – Book Review

The Good Indian Child’s Guide to Eating Mangoes – Book Review

‘The Good Indian Child’s Guide to Eating Mangoes’ by Natasha Sharma is a funny, tongue in cheek look at the love India has for mangoes and how there is no “right” way to eat them! The text has been brought to life with illustrations which are simple yet witty.
The book is informative a ...

By Mocomi Kids on June 20, 2019 Read more ...
The Boy and Dragon Stories and Other Tales – Book Review

The Boy and Dragon Stories and Other Tales – Book Review

‘The Boy and Dragon Stories and Other Tales’ comes from author Suniti Namjoshi, who previously brought us the popular ‘Aditi Adventures’. The stories bring to light the unlikely friendship between a boy and a dragon. The boy is initially tasked with punishing the dragon, but instead, the two ...

By Mocomi Kids on June 5, 2019 Read more ...