The Mystery of the Lost Waterfall (The Green World) by Sonia Mehta

51cmw2VoIxL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgThe Mystery of the Lost Waterfall (The Green World) by Sonia Mehta is the fourth book of The Green World Series published by Puffin. This series of story-cum-activity books for children aims to teach environmental awareness early on. This book has 64 pages and is targeted at children of six years and over. I am thankful to the publisher for providing me a review copy of the book.

MEET THE ECONUTS

Dewy, Woosh, Petals, Pebbles and Waggy call themselves the Econuts because they are simply nuts about ecology and the environment!

Learn all about the many ways in which you can help save Planet Earth in this series of story-and-activity books, aimed at generating ecological awareness through a mix of fiction, puzzles, games, activities and more.

The blurb:

Dewy and her class are going on a picnic to a lovely waterfall. But when they get there, they find that the waterfall has gone missing! Dewy gets the Econuts on the case at once. Can they find out where the waterfall went? Read on to find out.

My take:

I loved the way the author has introduced the concept of water scarcity for children using a story where five friends are out on a picnic to waterfall and find that the waterfall has disappeared and there are no birds too. The book has different activities like names of different kinds of water bodies, find out hidden words, join the dots, spot the difference, matching pictures, a maze, reasons of wasting water, rhyming words, word grid, and making a water catcher and a poster to save water. There is space for children to record the activities done by them.

She has used beautiful illustrations and has used the book to make the reader aware of the reasons of all the water problems the world faces and also how we can stop it. The best part of the book is the water champion stickers.

I loved the book and recommend it to all children and their parents.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.

 

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The Death Ray: A Dax Hunter Adventure in The 3020 AD by Sai Daksh

51oLHGkP-DL.jpgI borrowed The Death Ray: A Dax Hunter Adventure in The 3020 AD by Sai Daksh from the Kindle Unlimited library.

The blurb:

The Galaxy has been run over by a new race of beings- The Brairians. They look like Humans, move like Humans and speak like Humans, but are not Humans. Dax Hunter is a Brairian. He lives on Mars with his crazy family and his arch nemesis- his twin brother Drake. But on their birthday, the duo have to evacuate Mars do to the threat to their family from terrorists! Where do they go? To the radioactive wasteland- Earth, where the only form of life are Brairian Scientists and Engineers. The duo make new friends on Earth. Then, the four Brairian teenagers and a robot find themselves caught up in a mad scientist’s masterplan! Their journey is filled with adventure, surprises, action and the truth about the Brairians, the Humans and another secret race of beings. And oh! Time Travel is involved! Will they be able to stop the mad scientist who wants to incinerate an entire planet with his Death Ray? Anyway, this is just one of three parts of their mission to ensure Galactic peace again.

The story:

Set in 3020, about a thousand years from now, this story revolves around Dax, an almost fourteen year old robot designer, his family, their robots and his friends. This family lives on the Mars and they are not humans but Brairians. The Earth has been destroyed by the third world war, and is no longer inhabited. What exists of the Earth are the north and south poles. And on one of them, these Brairians are doing some research.

And once they reach the earth, there are terrorists and a mad scientist. And Dax and friends are asked to become undercover agents as a part of the Galactic Council to stop Earth from Extinction and also to stop the mad scientist from using the death ray.

My take:

The story has been written in first person from Dax’s point of view. I loved the adventures and the time travel. There are a lot of holos, holobrary, holosabers, holopapers, hologram, holobook, holo-computers, holoscreen, and holocover- you have to read the book to know what means what. The story is fast paced and the editing has been done well. An excellent work for a fourteen year old.

This is the first book of the series and the author promises many more.

Seduced by Mr Perfect by Dee James

41cExhBKIGLI borrowed Seduced by Mr Perfect by Dee James from the Kindle Unlimited library. This is the story of Tanys Kumar, an executive assistant set in Bangalore.

The blurb:

Love, as Tanya Kumar knew, developed over time, with hearts, balloons, and violins. Her Prince Charming was Ritwik, her childhood friend-turned-sweetheart. Enter Neil, her new boss, who broke every one of Tanya’s notion about love and happily ever after. If Tanya loved Ritwik, why did her heart race whenever she was with Neil? Will Neil be able to convince Tanya there’s more to love than what she envisioned?

The story:

Tanya Kumar, the only child of two studious professors hung around with Ritwik Chopra and Nitin Grover out of sheer boredom, but that made the three of them best friends since school days.

Now, Tanya works as an Executive Assistant in Sigma, a company that provides engineering services to start-ups, started by her best friend Ritwik Chopra.

Neil Grover, the nerd turned tech billionaire, is Nitin’s elder brother and he runs Neo Systems. And Ritwik has offered Neo Systems to help Sigma’s business and take over the company. And to make matters work, Ritwik tell Neil that Tanya would assist him too and Tanya considers him to be ‘the Brute’.

But that is not all. Tanya Nurses a secret crush for Ritwik which is obvious to Neil and not so much to Ritwik, who is protective about her and has ‘friend-zoned’ her completely. She wants him to notice her and Neil agrees to help her….

My take:

A simple story of three friends where in one has a crush on the other who does not notice her and this leads to her heartbreak again and again until another person notices. The characters are realistic. The language is simple and the story can be finished in one sitting.

 

 

Spotlight: WE WOMEN WONDER: Dreams, Desires, Struggles & Triumphs by Inderpreet Uppal

 

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WE WOMEN WONDER: Dreams, Desires, Struggles & Triumphs

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“When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.” 
– Diane Von Furstenberg. 
Thoughts, quotes and determination can make a woman stronger, a survivor but she is a winner regardless. 
This book is the story of every woman, you might find your reflection too. 
A journey into what keeps us women ticking. 
What annoys the hell out of us? 
What are we women really about? 
How does the world see us? 
Is the world changing for us or are we just dreaming? 
What is our success and what it means to a woman? 
We Women Wonder, I often do, don’t you?
 
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” Inderpreet writes for her love of writing, edits manuscripts and reads endlessly. 
 
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Books, editing, writing, and blogging keep her busy whenever she gets a breather from mothering her ‘too tricky to handle son’. 
 
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The Mystery of the Strange Paw Prints (The Green World) by Sonia Mehta

51c-nH9cDyL._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgThe Mystery of the Strange Paw Prints (The Green World) by Sonia Mehta is the third book of The Green World Series published by Puffin. This series of story-cum-activity books for children aims to teach environmental awareness early on. This book has 64 pages and is targeted at children of six years and over. I am thankful to the publisher for providing me a review copy of the book.

MEET THE ECONUTS

Dewy, Woosh, Petals, Pebbles and Waggy call themselves the Econuts because they are simply nuts about ecology and the environment!

Learn all about the many ways in which you can help save Planet Earth in this series of story-and-activity books, aimed at generating ecological awareness through a mix of fiction, puzzles, games, activities and more.

The blurb:

Waggy is puzzled. He’s noticed some very odd-looking paw prints around town. Whom do they belong to? Waggy and the Econuts decide to investigate. What they discover shocks them! Read on to find out what that is!

My take:

I loved the way the author has introduced the concept of endangered and rare animals for children using a story where five friends are out to solve the mystery of the paw prints. She has used beautiful illustrations and different mind games like crossword, riddles, rhyming words, find out hidden words, matching, animal identification from paw prints, animal sounds, unscrambling words, a maze, and also some space for the child to record the activities done by them. There are activities like making a bird feeder and a paper aquarium. She has used the book to make the reader understand how we can stop the animals from getting extinct or endangered. The best part of the book is the animal champion stickers.

I loved the book and recommend it to all children and their parents.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.

Love and the Green Door Café by Esha Pandey

51lPSQfKnmL._SY346_.jpgLove and the Green Door Café by Esha Pandey is one book I borrowed from the Kindle Unlimited Library because I liked the blurb.

The Blurb:

The heart wants what it wants. When hit by love, there is no reasoning. There is just intense, addictive, exhausting feeling of losing oneself. When found, love can make a person. When lost, love can destroy a person completely. We all have a couple of friends who have held our hands through heart break and celebrated our happiness with us. This book celebrated those friendships and love. Read if you have fallen in love. Must read if you have lost in love.

My take:

Two short stories and both of them different. One is about a girl who has loved, lost and loved again. And one is about a girl who has loved and lost and lost again.

But what is common in both the stories is that both the girls have a set of close friends and both the girls have suffered.

The characters have been developed well and are realistic. The language is simple and the stories are crisp.

A must read. But I have a request, do think about such women whom you will see around you before you judge them.

 

The Mystery of the Weird Noise (The Green World) by Sonia Mehta

51p2DXNTKuL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgThe Mystery of the Weird Noise (The Green World) by Sonia Mehta is the second book of The Green World Series published by Puffin. This series of story-cum-activity books for children aims to teach environmental awareness early on. This book has 64 pages and is targeted at children of six years and over. I am thankful to the publisher for providing me a review copy of the book.

MEET THE ECONUTS

Dewy, Woosh, Petals, Pebbles and Waggy call themselves the Econuts because they are simply nuts about ecology and the environment!

Learn all about the many ways in which you can help save Planet Earth in this series of story-and-activity books, aimed at generating ecological awareness through a mix of fiction, puzzles, games, activities and more.

The blurb:

Petals keeps hearing a weird growly noise. Where is the noise coming from? What is making it? Petals gets the Econuts together to track down the source of the noise. Read on to find out what they discover!

My take:

I loved the way the author has stressed on the importance of trees and how we can save them with the help of a story. Here the five friends are out to solve the mystery of the weird noise. And what follows is …

The book has beautiful illustrations and different games like spot the difference, rhyming words, find out hidden words in a grid, animal sounds, colouring, matching, and also some space for the child to record the activities done by them. There are activities like growing your own garden too. I loved the plant champion stickers at the end of the book.

I loved the book and recommend it to all children and their parents.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.