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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.
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 ...
Mother Steals a Bicycle and other stories

Mother Steals a Bicycle and other stories

The book is narrated by a girl, whose Amma is telling her stories from when she was a young girl living in a village in Southern India. Amma’s stories straddle the line between fact and fiction. A bicycle that pedalled itself? Hyenas that ruled the fields? The narrator and readers, in turn, are ...

By Mocomi Kids on May 23, 2019 Read more ...
The Girl Who Chose – Book Review

The Girl Who Chose - Book Review

Do you want to know more about Sita? Who she was and how she made the five choices of her life? When did she follow the rules and when did she choose to break them? In the Adbhuta Ramayana, Sita is a form of the goddess Kali who can defeat demons more powerful than Ravana. The book, ‘The Girl W ...

By Mocomi Kids on April 12, 2019 Read more ...
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