The Reading Momster

Book Love : A Book is a Bee by Lavanya Karthik and Illustrated by Ruchi Shah

A Book is a Bee by Lavanya Karthik is a whimsical ode to books and what they mean to little children. Each verse in the book reminds you how reading books is this magical experience,   A book is a bee buzzing in your head with things to say. A book is a tree with branches to climb to see the world around. There are many such beautiful lines. Is it not true that books take the kids and us into lands that are far off and they inspire ideas

Bumboo – The Donkey who wouldn’t Budge by Sujatha Padmanabhan

Do you know of a Donkey named Bumboo? He lives in Ladakh with his little friend Padma and her family! Bumboo helps Padma’s family in many ways and lives with many other animals in a pen next to where Padma and her family lives. Bumboo loves Padma and she him. But Bumboo was different from other Donkeys, and Padma notices it first. Bumboo behaved oddly the minute Sun went down, he would just fall down on his knees whereever he is and wouldn’t budge from their till the next morning.

Alphabet of Animals and Birds by Prabha Mallaya

I have spent the entire day wondering what I could do for the A to Z Challelenge! I had a long time to prepare, but I was so undecided and just as I was about to give up, [ like the universe decided to send me a secret message ] I saw Kung Fu Panda 3! And after that bout of wonderful motivation – I am here to talk about Prabha Mallaya’s absolutely Delightful book The Alphabet of Animal and Birds. Prabha Mallaya is an illustrator and comics creator! And

Two Traditional folktale from Bhutan

I came across these 2 traditional folktales from Bhutan, while searching for picture books showcasing original stories from around the world. The 2 picture books that I am going to showcase here are beautiful traditional folktales from Bhutan. Both are written by Kunzang Choden and expertly illustrated by Pema Tshering! Zubaan books published these 2 stories, for their littlest audience in 2011. Too bad, I came to know about this recently. The illustrations in both the books are such calm soft watercolor landscapes, which if you are a wanderlust like me,

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