A tale of an adventurous kitten discovering himself

ONLY A CAT by JUTTA ASH

AGE : 2 YEARS AND ABOVE

STORY

Kitten cat was upset because he cant fly like a bird, he cant crack a nut like squirrels, he cant hop like frogs,he cant shook the mud and stroll over like cocks. ” I am only  a cat , I cant do anything “,he cried to his mother in distress .

His mother sprang to her feet and asked the kitten to follow her to show what it meant to be a cat. His mother showed to climb a tree, catch a mouse, walk on a tightrope, move silently more like lizards, get to the lazy dog, taking a nap safely, tasting the cream without wasting them, to see clearly in the darkness. And finally she called out for the meet to announce loudly that only cats can do all this and not all other animals and birds.

But the kitten who couldn’t stop for that rushed to the river to catch a fish, which in turn turned into a adventurous funny story..

REVIEW

A great book with glowing illustrations for cat lovers where it is easy to understand what is to be like a cat . The importance of knowing one-self, self esteem  and to stay away from comparisons and traps.

 

Tulika books on creepy crawlies

Sunu -Sunu Snail STORM IN THE GARDEN by SANDHYA RAO ,Pictures by  ASHOK RAJAGOPALAN

Sunu sunu the snail who is playing in the garden with his friends the ants. Suddenly there is a storm in the garden. So the ants asked him to return back home so his mother will not worry for him.He returnd back to home, under a big rock, and started narrating about the storm and what all he heard.

A delightful picture book with simple text and excellent illustrations for a 2 year old Continue reading

A book to learn about migration 

WAGTAIL FLIES AWAY by MATHANGI SUBRAMANIAN illustrated by SUVIDHA MISTRY

When the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, wagtail identifies its time to migrate to warmer places. Here a wagtail and her mama are getting ready with their flock to migrate as the winter is nearby. When the mama explains about flying across the oceans and across the land , wagtail doubts about her strongness to fly so far. Mama clears her doubt that they grow strong enough by eating healthy foods for months. Continue reading

A story of a carousel duck who longs to fly

DUCK by RANDY CECIL

A story of a carousel duck who longs to fly. At knew her wings are made of wood and She can’t fly with the carved wings.  She spends her days watching the real flying ducks and longing and nighy dreaming of flying among them. She use to wonder about the flying ducks and their closeness to stars and sky.

Everything got changed when a little list duckling walked to 5th duck on a spring day. Duck has never seen such a small duck and so she was amused to see the yellow fuzzy  small duck. From that moment duck and duckling become closer, they laughed played and even dreamt together. Continue reading

A simple story about the life cycle of a seed

THE TINY SEED

AUTHOR: ERIC CARLE

A simple story about the life cycle of a seed.The story starts in the autumn with the journey of seeds getting dispersed from  plants during the winds. The story continues focusing on one of the smallest seeds among them. Each page continues with different seeds and the happening around the biggest seeds which travelled along with the tiny seed while travelling through sun, tall mountains, icy mountains, ocean and the desert till the seed settles down in the ground during winter. During spring the other seeds started to grow as a plant but the tiny seed doesn’t start to grow up yet. By the time summer comes it is no longer a seed and it flourishes into a tallest plant with  a huge flower on it. And again the cycle continues with the dispersal of the seeds. Continue reading

A strange Dream of a little boy

THE DAY THE VEGETABLES CAME TO SCHOOL by VENKATARAMANA GOWDA Illustrated by PADMANABHA

On his way to school Raju sees all vegetables of all shapes and sizes heading to school with their school bags and water bottles. No one else including his teachers seems surprised to see them..😉Instead the teacher came forward to welcome him by patting him on the back.

When the teacher left someone continued to pat him hard.He just opened his to see his mom shaking him to make him awake to get himself ready for school.Then he realised that he had a strange dream of different vegetables like root vegetables , leafy vegetables marching towards his school. When the parade reached the school all children came to the door to watch the strange parade.He rushed to get him ready to reach school on time

A book about vegetables which we are reading as a part of our vegetable theme activities.An excellent book for 2 years and above kids..

Our most favourite read now…

We(me and my son) have come across many books in the last 2 years of our reading journey. One of the book which he loves to the most now is Naisha series books( a set of 12 books ) which I got very recently from Jasmine Bheda. Continue reading