Ivan’s Great Fall by Vanita Oelschlager

Ivan’s Great Fall: Poetry for Summer and Autumn from Great Poets and Writers of the Past [Paperback] By Vanita Oelschlager (Author), Kristin Blackwood (Illustrator) Publication Date: October 1, 2009 Age Level: 5 and up Description: Ivan’s Great Fall is the story of a young boy reluctant to say goodbye to summer. Everything about summer makes him happy. “I love to rise in the summer morn / when the birds sing on every tree.” Summer is endless days of play and nights full of stars. As summer turns to fall, he discovers autumn has a charm of its own. “I do Continue Reading

1, 2, 3, to the Zoo by Eric Carle

1, 2, 3, to the Zoo (Paperback) by Eric Carle Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK) Pages: 32 Pages Book Summary Joyously colored animals, riding on a train to the zoo, offer youngsters a first introduction to numbers, number sets, addition and counting in this paperback reissue of Eric Carle’s first picture book. A gatefold spread at the back of the book, featuring the whole wonderful animal train, adds to the fun! Review: Eric Carle books must adorn every child’s library. You should do that as early as is possible. Repetitive and simple words, wonderful illustration and amazing art are just some of Continue Reading

One & a half wife by Meghna Pant

One and a Half Wife (Paperback) by Meghna Pant Publisher: Westland Publishers ISBN: 978-93-81626-48-1 Genre: Fiction Pages: 296 Book Summary of One and a Half Wife Unlike most Indian immigrants, Amara Malhotra is not destined to achieve the American Dream. Much to the anxiety of her parents – the spirited Biji and the doting Baba – Amara leads an unremarkable life. That is, until she marries Harvard-educated millionaire, Prashant Roy. However, this fairy-tale isn’t meant to last, and even as Amara’s marriage collapses, she finds herself returning to the land of her birth, to the small city of Shimla. Here, Continue Reading

A Calendar too Crowded – review

I have been in a “reading-block” sort of phase for quite a while now. But I did think of getting back to my blog with some recipes and stuff, but how funny – I am here to talk about a book! I had no idea what I was getting into, when I agreed to read and review Sagarika Chakraborty’s “A Calendar too Crowded” but I must say now that I am moved, sad, happy and baffled (I am not sure this was possible!) Charaborty’s book is a collection of stories “that represent the millions of female voices that seek to Continue Reading