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Gayathri Manikandan

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Review : Anaya's Thumb
Title:  Anaya's Thumb Author:  Natasha sharma Illustrator:  Ruchi Shah Publisher: Pratham Books Anaya loves her thumb. When she visits the zoo, she finds out what baby animals seem to like. Little Anaya visits the zoo and finds that it is no fun to suck you...

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Review - Physicians in the Jungle
Title:  Physicians in the Jungle Author:  Mini John Illustrator:  K R Raji Publisher:  Tumbi, D.C.Books Leo the Lion is not a happy king as he is fast losing his eyesight. He declares that the physician who cures him will be made his minister. Fabi the craf...

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Review - 8 ways to draw an Elephant
Title:  8 ways to draw an Elephant Design:  Paola Ferrarotti Publisher:  Tara Books 8 ways to draw an Elephant is an interesting mix of Indian Art traditions presented in the most adorable form, the Elephant. Targeted for ages 3 and up, this book presents i...

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When Ali became Bajrangbali Book Review and a Craft
Title: WHEN ALI BECAME BAJRANGBALI Author: Devashish Makhija Illustration: Priya Kuriyan Publisher: Tulika Books The residents of Bargad chawl are in danger of losing their homes – their nooks and crannies, shelters and perches. Ali, the monkey, has to find...

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The Thirsty Crow Book Review and a Craft
Book Title:  The Thirsty Crow and other stories Publisher:  Dreamland publications A jumbo sized book collection of four Aesop's fables with eye-catching illustrations. Does the thirsty crow story ever go out of style? This book by Dreamland publications ha...

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Ranganna review and a Craft!
Book Title:  Ranganna Author:  A rthi Anand Navaneeth Illustrator:  Kavita Singh Kale Publisher:  Tulika Books The story of the elephant who loves colors and wants to color his toes with nail polish just like his friends. We have the Tamil version of this b...

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No, David! Craft (with free printable)
We recently read the amazingly illustrated book, a Caldecott Honor Book. I really liked the book because at times am overwhelmed at the number of unavoidable 'No's I say. The little boy David featured in the book comes to life in this simple color-cut-paste...

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Frog Craft
This is one of those spur-of-the-moment crafts. My daughter would say let's do a craft and when I ask her what she wants to do, she will say something that comes to her mind at that instant. This time, its a Frog.  She is about to turn 3 in a couple of mont...

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Four Seasons Craft
Pratham Books' StoryWeaver has an option of creating Flashcards. I tried my hands at creating one depicting Four Seasons. You can view it here . We also made a simple craft to go with this. I gave her shapes of tree, leaves, snowflakes etc cut from Construc...

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Cake Craft - 5 to 8 years
Let's make a Cake because its somebody's birthday everyday ;) And yeah, today is little special because its been 3 years since I started this blog! I used the cardboard rings that we end up with after using up a duct tape, a paper roll and few scrap papers....
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