Girija Rani Asthana
All the books reviewed below from Eklavya have easy concepts and plots, with simple sentences, easy for children in primary classes to read and understand. Illustrations are good and relate with the story. They capture the ambience of the different environs that the stories are set in. The books are printed on good paper and the font is easy on the eye. All in all, great gifts for little readers.
ALOO BHALOO CHAND SAMUNDER
By Shyam Susheel. Illustrations by Shubham Lakhera. Design by Ishita Devnath Biswas. Edited by Seema
Eklavya, Bhopal, 2019, pp.12, `35.00
A rhyming book written for four-year-olds, Aloo Bhaloo Chand Samunder is an interesting and catchy title which is bound to attract the child’s imagination. The author expands the imagination of the child by introducing the different elements of nature, a vegetable, an animal, the moon and the sea. Children can be asked to draw these elements.
The story is good for reading aloud, and the rhymes are easy for the child to memorize. Illustrations are colourful and go with the story line. But I feel they are a little confusing for a four-year-old child. At many places it is difficult for the child to identify the object in the illustration.