21 Oct “THE DAYS OF CHILDHOOD by Tushar Upreti” Book Review
The Days of Childhood is just what the title suggests, simple stories with a lesson for kids to learn and enjoy the story too. This is a short collection of stories for children between the ages of 4 to 8 years. The book has five stories and each one is based on what little children do and at times get into trouble.
The language is simple and easy to understand and the older kids will be able to read them well. The younger kids might get a tad bit impatient as they are a few pages worth of stories. It would have been more enjoyable if they had been illustrated. Some pages only have text which makes it a bit difficult to retain the interest of the little ones.
This book is a perfect example of learning with fun as the stories whether Magical Hands or Mastana all leave the reader richer with learning and knowledge. A point apart from the missing illustrations another thing I felt would hinder young readers were the long paragraphs and big sentences. Some readers might love them but not all; especially the reluctant readers.
The author, Tushar has made a commendable effort by bringing interesting, witty, Indian stories for our children. It makes a difference in this world blindly trying to ape the West. I found that many of the basic issues of junk food, hygiene and learning to care and nurture animals are expertly discussed in these stories. A book filled with wisdom and fun for young readers.
(I received a copy of this book from the author in return of an honest review.)