With two books from local authors who are just like any other busy dad working full time job, and one from the famous children writer Ruskin Bond, this month’s picks are fun reads which subtly pass on the message of being brave, kind and adventurous to all our young readers.
Take a look here at this months children's book choices.
To The Circus Lights
by Richard Anthony Chudzynski
Age group: 3 to 9 years old
This book is an amazing attempt of a Dubai-based dad to fulfil his son’s wish to write him a book. In doing so, the author has harked back to the traditional times when children's books were all about kids going on adventurous journeys with some magic elements thrown into it. This book narrates the story of three young children who live in the tallest building of a city. One day, they go to watch a much awaited circus show in town. Once the show is finished, they realise they are far from home, it is dark and they will be late for tea. Knowing their mum will be worried sick about them, Tommy the Tiger and Flopsy the Flamingo, arrive at the scene and concoct a plan to get them home. The book is a fun read for children that can read, or fun to listen to as parents read it to their younger children. It’s a fun joyful read that all kids will love.
by Saeed Attari
Age group: 4 to 7 years old
The book is a simple, easy to understand story set in a jungle that depicts the importance of being nice to those weaker than you and not underestimating people’s potential. The simple dialogue style allows chidlren to remember and communicate the meaning of the story in their own words. The book is perfect for role playing, reading and instilling a love for reading from a young age.
Available at BEYOU boutique, Dar Al Wasl Mall, Dubai
Getting Granny's Glasses
by Ruskin Bond
Age group: 9 to 11 years old
Mani’s Granny is seventy and can barely see through her old, scratched glasses. With only a hundred and fifty rupees in their pockets and a thirst for adventure, Mani and Granny set off to buy a new pair. On the way, they get drenched in the rain, run into mules and encounter a terrible landslide. Will Granny ever be able to reach the town and get herself a new pair of glasses?