South Asian Children’s books are great reads for kids and introduce cultural aspects in a fascinating way. These books give the kids an opportunity to relate and identify themselves.
The Big Red Fire Truck is a straightforward and informative book about FireTrucks. The book embodies two brothers Idu(Elder brother) and Adu(Younger Brother) and the efforts of the elder brother to explain how a firetruck looks. But Adu unsure of how a firetruck keeps getting different toys. Idu then makes every attempt to make his younger brother choose the right toy by introducing one element of a firetruck at a time like red color, the wheels, a ladder, and a hose so that the Adu(the younger one) could find the right toy. Finally, Adu understands and picks the firetruck. The book ends when the mother of the boys gently adds in that the firetruck should be called when they see a fire.
The Book is super simple to read and is only seven pages but passes on the important message about the purpose of the fire truck and what all a firetruck has. This book will be a good read for early readers.
We could totally relate to this book. Especially the illustrations of the boy’s room. It’s exactly like ours. Many a time, I see my elder one trying to explain the little one to get something and the little one puts such effort to understand and get the right thing. Sometimes she just gives up and wanders off and my son would go and get what he wants with a sigh!. When my daughter gets what her brother is asking her to do and gives it to him, you should see the joy and celebrations by both the kids!
“Sandhya Acharya is now working on a second book called “Ten Gulab Jamuns”. Characters Idu and Adu come back to regale us with their adventure with Gulab Jamuns this time. Sandhya believes children’s books serve not only as a mirror to multicultural kids helping them to be seen. They are also a window to different cultures for all children from all denominations. This book is her attempt to bring diverse and global together in one fun experience. The story is based on a real event, and the characters are inspired by her two sons. The Kickstarter for this book is from Oct 20th to Nov 20th. You can find details at www.facebook.com/tengulabjamuns and www.sandhyaacharya.com. Do stop by and take a look. She needs your support!”
You could get more details about the book on her
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/tengulabjamun
The Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1973575678/ten-gulab-jamuns-a-multicultural-childrens-book
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