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Author Anushka Ravishankar’s books will keep you hooked

Through unique narrations and writing style, her stories are worth reading

Working on the inspiration gathered from the works of Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, and Edward Gorey, author AnushkaRavishankar over the years has given out some of the best imaginative works. Though her initial writing for children started with picture books and chapter books soon creativity took a different route of her writing. A deep interest in simple narrations for children took Ravishankar into writing nonsense verses for children. In accord with her writing style, the author at times also rewrites her verse on some occasions. Here are some of the best books by AnushkaRavishankar children must read.

Moin the Monster Songster

To Moin’s surprise, he is not the only one who can sing in the house. There also lives someone else in the house who sings impeccably well, a monster. So while it was completely okay for Moin to stop singing, making the monster in the house stop singing was a challenging task. But suddenly everything comes to a halting change when a Bollywood music maestro enters the scene. Looking at the situation the monster decides to change its colour and put up a different show altogether making Moin’s life impossibly complicated. This book is a sequel to Moin and the Monster.

Excuse Me, is this India?

Unlike most travelogues narrating scenic India, majestic people, cuisine, and the lush green land, this is looking at India through the perspective of a child’s imagination. This is a roving travelogue, illustrated with exquisite quilts made from Indian textiles. As the child drifts to unexpected India the answer to the question is in the riddling poetry, as the traveller is trying to navigate her all-too-real dream world.

Trash!: On Ragpicker Children and Recycling

When a baby elephant gets lost in the forest and is all alone. At that time a herd of buffalo came and took him in.

Some other books by AnushkaRavishankar are Tiger on a Tree, Captain Coconut and the Case of the Missing Bananas, Catch that Crocodile, The Rumour, The Boy Who Drew Cats,  Like Cats, Ghosts Don’t Eat, One, Two, Tree!, HIC!, Excuse Me, Is This India?, PhissPhuss Boom, Alphabets are Amazing Animals, Excuses Excuses, Storyteller: Tales from Arabian Nights, The Sherlock Holmes Connection, The Moin Combo Pack: Moin and the Monster, Today Is My Day, The Tallest Tale, Zain& Ana – Just Like A Bug, Wish You Were Here, ElefantesNuncaesquecem!, The FivetonguedFirefangedFolkadotted Dragon Snake, and Hey diddle Diddle.

Nirtika Pandita

A follower of Master Oogway, living by his words of Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the ‘Present’, I am trying to master the art of now. Keeping that in the center I am combining my professional prowess as a writer and nerves of a gastronaut to conquer the Saha world.
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