Children’s book a must in every household

They are gripping, entertaining and yet so relatable with the young and adult alike

There is nothing like evoking a child’s imagination. For their developing brains it is very important that we boast, and multiply their thought process. The more we let them loose in a world that is purely created by their own imagination the more we push them to become wiser and informative. It just needs a little encouragement and nudging to inculcate the habit of reading, after that there is no looking back. And if you reach that stage, here is a list to get you started.

Amar Chitra Katha
Genius storytelling by Anant Pai, lovingly known as Uncle Pai, is the comical masterpiece a child could ever read. Using his timeless comical characters, such as Suppandi, Tantri the Mantri, Kalia the crow, and Shikari Sambu, Pai is known for retelling the Indian mythology in an appealing way to the kids.

The Blue Umbrella
Author Ruskin Bond is a celebrated children’s writer and his character creation in this book of a little girl, Binya is exceptional. The novel follows the girl around the village Garhwal where she is happily showing off her blue umbrella leading to Ram Bharosa, a shopkeeper’s jealously falling into a happy ending. Bond has written more than 30 children’s books among them are, The Cherry Tree, Ghost Trouble, Cricket for the Crocodile and Grandfather’s Private Zoo.

Malgudi Days
A collection of 32 short stories by R. K. Narayan is set in a fictional town of the same name in South India. Each story describing the life in Malgudi through his endearing characters like Swami who appealed to the youth and adult, brings to life a world unknown. Especially in a time with technology has taken over, this refreshing story of a carefree young boy living a rural life is a must. His other notable work includes The English Teacher, My Dateless Diary, The Dark Room, A Writer’s Nightmare, among others.

Grandma’s Bag of Stories
Author Sudha Murthy has the most simplistic yet elegant writing style that transports you to a world, yet unknown. A sense of familiarity with the setting makes you not want to get back to the real world. Similarly, Grandma’s Bag of Stories is a fun, educative and entertaining book. From tales of kings, monkeys and gods come exciting stories like a lazy man who would not put out a fire till it reached his beard and more lessons. Her other work includes How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories, Magic of the Lost Temple and more.

It is a creative break for the child from the increscent screen time. Might take a little time but slowly and steadily inculcate in them the desire to read and learn.

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