The Magic in the lost temple by Nishant Joshi

51WpncoAY6L._SX260_.jpgI received the book, The Magic in the lost temple by Nishant Joshi as a review copy from the author and am thankful to him for the same.

The blurb:

Ayesha and Stuti are two ordinary girls leading an ordinary life. But one day, they find out the real purpose of their existence. On their sneaky visit to a remote fire temple, Jwalana and Krishnavartama, the subjects of Lord Agni, take control of their bodies.

How will this union of demigods and humans play out?

How will they use their new-found superpowers?

Will they be able to achieve their purpose?

The story:

Ayesha Tiwari is scared of her father and tries to do well in school, but to no avail. She is bullied by her classmates and then she meets Stuti Sharma and she improves both in studies and behaviour. The ten year olds, though opposites, become best friends. Stuti, an extrovert coaxes Ayesha, an introvert to go on an adventure- the adventure to find the lost temple.

And then…….

My take:

I loved the way the story has been written. The author has developed the characters well and then brought the mystery in. the language is simple and the story stops at a point where the reader is left wanting for more.

A beautiful book which will keep the adults and children equally enthralled.

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

Rusty and the Magic Mountain by Ruskin Bond

rusty-and-magic-mountain.pngI picked up Rusty and the Magic Mountain by Ruskin Bond as the challenge #3for the Read-India-Thon:Read A Book With the Indian Tri-Color on the Cover. This is one book that had some Saffron, White & Green on the cover.

The blurb:

‘Adventure is for the adventurous.’

Rusty and his friends Pitamber and Popat find adventure in no small measure when they set out to climb a mysterious mountain steeped in legend and superstition. On their way they shelter in a haunted rest house, encounter a tiger and experience a hilarious mule ride, which takes them to the palace of a mad rani.

Ruskin Bond returns with a brand-new Rusty adventure after more than a decade. A rollicking tale of humour and enchantment, Rusty and the Magic Mountain will win the much-loved character of Rusty a whole new band of followers.

My take:

I loved the book and felt like a child once again. Rusty and his adventure kept me glued to the book and I could only sleep after I completed the book. As with other Ruskin Bond books, this one had an excellent flow and has been flawlessly edited.

 

 

The Missing Fairy Princess by Walter Salvadore Pereira

51Yh2BsvJNjLI received the book The Missing Fairy Princess by Walter Salvadore Pereira as a review copy from BookR3vi3ws and am thankful to them.

The blurb:

The Missing Fairy Princess is the story of a fairy princess pitted against a powerful witch. The witch overhears a conversation between two colleagues about a potent new mantra being developed by one of them. Overcome by greed, she steals that mantra. She then hatches an elaborate plot to frame an adversary for her misdeed. Her intention is to exact sweet revenge from her foe and at the same time, get away with the theft. The victim, caught in her vicious web, is doomed to disgrace and a life sentence on a harsh penal colony. Meanwhile, the witch learns from her crystal ball about an imminent threat from a fairy princess wearing a pink tiara. To ward off that threat, she kidnaps the fairy princess, wipes her memory clean and then turns her into a two-year-old girl. Unfortunately for the culprit, she has goofed us by kidnapping the wrong fairy princess, Merlyn, instead of Ashlyn, her twin.

Will Ashlyn be able to solve the mystery of her missing twin and stop the cunning witch in her evil plot? Find out in the book which is an interesting mix of magical realism and whodunit.

My take:

The book was whimsical with just the amount of magic. It had all the elements of a wonderful fantasy read. I loved the development of the characters. It made them feel so real as if they were jumping off the page. The characters were very interesting and three dimensional. It was almost as if they had come to life. This book was so magical that it even had dragons which are one of my favourite mythical creatures. Safe to say I loved this inclusion. The book is fast paced and there is never a moment when the book drags. The second half of the book kept me on the edge of my seat in anticipation. The plot was fresh and the story kept me enthralled. The book had a very good flow and the chapters was small.

This book is sure to be enjoyed by children as well as adults. It was unputdownable. The author has written this book in wonderful prose and I’m certainly looking forward to reading more by him.

I find that it is best to go in blind in this book because it has many twists and turns that you’ll never see coming. This book is recommended for everybody who’s a child at heart.

DISCLAIMER: I received this book as a review copy and have not received any monetary compensation doe the same.

 

 

Likes and Dislikes by Arundhati Nithiyanandhan

51wcAsZ8hnL._SY384_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgI received the book Likes and Dislikes as a review copy from the author Arundhati Nithiyanandhan and am thankful to her for the same. A seven year old, Arundhati, loves telling stories and her father loves encouraging her.

The blurb:

Arundhati and Tanisha are sisters who are also each other’s best friends and spend most of their time together. They play, sing, dance and a considerable amount of time together after school. Knowing their likes and dislikes with respect to objects and correlating them with the five senses help them understand each other better. This story is inspired by random conversations between the two sisters playing at the terrace.

My take:

This book by Arundhati talks about the five senses that have a lot to do with our likes and dislikes. The illustrations are beautiful and kids would love them. The language is simple and can be easily understood by small children who are just managing to understand it. I loved the illustrations done by Oksana Vynokurova.

All the best Aru, looking forward to many more books from you.

DISCLAIMER: I received the book as a review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. I have not received any monetary compensation for the same.

 

Aru’s Balcony Garden by Arundhati Nithiyanandhan

51XFyoj85BL._SY384_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgWhat do you do when you received a sweet mail from a seven year old who says that she writes book and has already written three. And would you like to review them? You say Yes and that is what I did.

I received the book Aru’s Balcony Garden as a review copy from the author Arundhati Nithiyanandhan and am thankful to her for the same.

The blurb:

Arundhati who lives in an apartment community of a metro city is used to a small garden at her home balcony that is full of blooming plants that she loves. Every morning she likes to spend a moment before leaving to catch her school bus, in the garden looking at the flowers. This story is inspired by this habit of hers and how she likes to water the plants with her parents.

My take:

This book that talks about simple but important habit like kids watering plants.

A very sweet book with excellent illustrations, this book is one which adults and children would love. Adults, because the language is simple and can be easily understood by small children who can just manage to understand it, so they don’t have to explain much to the children. And children because they would love the illustrations done by Oksana Vynokurova.

All the best Aru, looking forward to more such books from you.

 

DISCLAIMER: I received the book as a review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. I have not received any monetary compensation for the same.

Skill Builder Maths-4 by Sonia Mehta

51pngS+w7uL._SX419_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgI received the book Skill Builder maths 4 as a review copy from the publisher and am thankful to them for the same. This book is the fourth in the series of four books and is meant for 9 year olds.

About the series:

With over 50 activities in each book, The Maths Skill Builders series aims to foster in children the subject skills and twenty-first century skills that are essential for success. These books enable the acquisition of numerical, logical and thinking skills, with kids learning and practicing key skills through play.

The books are broadly aligned to children’s learning levels at school and available at four different levels of complexity, so you can choose the level that best suits your child’s learning stage. The most striking about this series is – Children learn while playing, with skills being practiced through fun activities.

About the book:

This book contains mathematics activities, puzzles and problems to help young learners practise basic arithmetic and hone their logic, reasoning, creative and critical thinking skills. Through fun and challenging scenarios, your child will learn and master mathematics skills that are also applicable in a widerange of everyday contexts. Level 4 is suitable for children aged 9+.

My take:

This book is the fourth in the series and is meant for children who are 9 years and older. The main focus of the book is on number names, factors and multiples, roman numbers, multiple mathematical operations, rounding off, time, factorisation, fractions to decimals, problems of time, profit and loss, shapes, geometry, statistics, areas, Venn Diagram, Sudoku, and many puzzles, games and other activities. This book is an interesting way for the child to revise his/ her concepts.

A must read book for all. Try doing the problems, it will really destress you.

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.

 

Skill Builder Maths Level 2 by Sonia Mehta

51+Alt1qeDL._SX419_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgI received the book Skill Builder maths 2 as a review copy from the publisher and am thankful to them for the same. This book is the second in the series of four books and is meant for 7 year olds.

About the series:

With over 50 activities in each book, The Maths Skill Builders series aims to foster in children the subject skills and twenty-first century skills that are essential for success. These books enable the acquisition of numerical, logical and thinking skills, with kids learning and practicing key skills through play.

The books are broadly aligned to children’s learning levels at school and available at four different levels of complexity, so you can choose the level that best suits your child’s learning stage. The most striking about this series is – Children learn while playing, with skills being practiced through fun activities.

About the book:

This book contains mathematics activities, puzzles and problems to help young learners practise basic arithmetic and hone their logic, reasoning, creative and critical thinking skills. Through fun and challenging scenarios, your child will learn and master mathematics skills that are also applicable in a widerange of everyday contexts. Level 2 is suitable for children aged 7+.

My take:

This book is the second in the series and is meant for children who are 7 years and older. The author has used puzzles, games and other activities, this book is an interesting way for the child to revise the concepts of basic mathematical operations, number names, expanded form, odd-even, ascending- descending order, logical reasoning, time, fractions, geometry and basic statistics like tally marking.

A must read book for all.

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.