I received Delhi Here We Come by Sonia Mehta as a review copy from the publisher, Puffin, and am thankful to them for the same.
About the series:
Did you know that India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world? There are things about India that never show up in our history and geography books.
Every Indian state has its own colourful history and culture. India’s cities are not far behind. Many of them are the largest in the world.
They have their own special vibe, unique neighborhoods and a lifestyle and culture all their own.
So we decided to take you all on a journey into some of India’s main cities, along with three lovable characters – Daadu Dolma, Mishki and Pushka.
Choc-a-block with fun information and engaging activities, the Discover India series takes you on an incredible journey across India.
About Delhi Here We Come:
Get set to discover Delhi!
Mishki and Pushka are longing to explore Delhi. They have heard about its incredible history, its amazing food, the stunning monuments and the unique Delhi lifestyle. Daadu Dolma is finally taking them for a visit.
Are you going to join them?
Then keep your cameras ready and get set for a wonderful trip!
The three main characters of the book are Mishki, her brother Pushka and Daadu Dolma. In this book, Mishki and Pushka go around Delhi with Daadu Dolma and as a reader, I got the feel of the city, its history, important landmarks and also why the city was named so. The author has also touched upon the market places, various other landmarks and she has even mentioned the history of the Barakhamba Road.
The book has been made interactive with mazes, jumbles, quizzes, and even a treasure hunt. There are beautiful illustrations and photographs.
The author has described the history of the city in a way that is easily understandable, as also the monuments. I came to know certain things which I was not aware of before. If, while travelling around Delhi, you take this book along, I am sure it would be very helpful.
She has talked about the Delhi various modes of transport in Delhi, like the Delhi Metro. Delhi is a foodie place and the author has described many joints in Delhi and the famous food they serve, book stores in Delhi, the world Book Fair, some important festivals of Delhi and things that make daily Delhi so unique.
I really enjoyed reading the book and actually made a list of to do things from the book like the monuments I need to visit, the food I need to try and also to travel in the bus number 620.
This series of discover India city wise city is a must read for everyone, old and young.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher, Puffin, in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.