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What Shall I Make? (Tulika Books)

9 July 2008 5,510 views 2 Comments

Written by: Rashmi S

A friend got my daughter a bunch of Tulika books. The bilingual [Hindi / English ] ones. Such a wonderful concept and easy way to introduce a new language to kids.

What Shall I Make - Tulika Books

What Shall I Make - Tulika Books

Picture Courtesy – http://tulikabooks.com
One of the books my daughter loves in this series and can relate to is – Main kya banaoon? What shall I make? It’s about this boy Neeraj getting hold of a ball of chappati dough, which he rolls, pats and makes various animal shapes out of it. Just as their web site says, its about the quirkiness of the child. How their imagination comes into play.

Sometimes my daughter asks for a ball of dough when I am making roti and makes various shapes out of it. Its amazing to watch a kids mind and imagination in action, so pure and creative, free from right or wrong. Last time she made a mommy and a baby sister. Then promptly rolled it back and made a small chappati for herself, by patting it flat with her hands.

She also picked up few Hindi words from this reading. She now knows chuha [Mouse], billi [Cat ], saap [Snake ], sher [Lion ].. The first time she heard the work sher, she wouldn’t accept it as the hindi translation of a lion. She kept insisting there is only one “share”. And that’s an English word for sharing toys!!

The illustrations are beautiful with similar repeated versus. She is now able to say the story just by looking at the pictures.

Other interesting books we have read in this series are The Boy who loved color and Best Friends.

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