In today’s age of girl empowerment and gender equality, this book would definitely touch your heart.
Book : A pair of twins
Author : Kavitha mandana
Illustrator : Nayantara Surendranath
Publisher : Karadi tales picturebooks
Age group : 4 to 6 ( read aloud )
6 to 8 ( read along )
The story revolves around Sundari , a beautiful little girl who shares her birthday with a female elephant Lakshmi. They both share an amazing bond and a wonderful connection with each other.
Story is set in Mysore around dussera celebrations. In the male dominated society where only males participate in the royal procession, how Sundari and Lakshmi save the day by breaking all norms and shining bright despite all opposition. Read the story to find out about these two beautiful characters who will win your heart and bring a smile on your face.
Illustrations are very colorful and apt. They make the story all the more enjoyable and interesting. Few illustrations really mesmerize you and melt your heart.
The cover page of the book is very intriguing and arouses inquisitiveness.
One can do amazing activities with this book. There are facts in the book that also make the story more interesting.
Author Kavitha Mandana started her writing career in advertising. She has written extensively for Deccan Herald’s children’s supplement and its school edition. She has eight published story books to her credit. She has worked with publishers like Puffin, Karadi Tales, Pratham and Red turtle.
Nayantara surendranath is a visual artist, illustrator and animator. She primarily works with dry pastels, charcoals, inks and watercolor pencils. She is also an art teacher to little budding artists.
A heart warming reading delight.
• A Pair of Twins was in the SABA (South Asian Book Award) list of Highly Commended books of 2015.
• A Pair of Twins was listed in the top ten titles in the 2015 Amelia Bloomer list.
• A Pair of Twins was shortlisted for the 2015 Hindu-Young World Goodbooks Award