Parenting books I love

Books have always been my go-to place for solace, comfort and advice and so when Rumi was born, it was only natural that we turned to books for every single thing, from tips on how to make babies sleep better to raising emotionally resilient kids. And while a lot of those tomes are gathering dust,…

A for Ajrakh

    On Republic day, as we revel in and reflect upon our feelings of pride in our country, I think it is a great time to pay homage to the fabulous work children’s book publishers in the country are doing. Growing up on a steady diet of Enid Blytons, I struggled hard to picture…

Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls

I am in love. And how! I cannot keep my hands off the midnight-blue cover of this book. Or off its stunning illustrations by artists from all over the world including Priya Kuriyan and Samidha Gunjal from India (not because I searched for Indian names right away but because these are the only two illustrators…

Fluffy Chick and Friends – Roger Priddy

  Fluffy Chick and Friends (Roger Priddy) was the first book Rumi ever owned, when she was all of three months. It is a bright, eye-catching feel-and-touch cloth book that makes for the most ideal, perfect gift for babies. I was introduced to Priddy books by a friend, who showed me some of the cloth…

Brown Bear, Brown Bear –  read out loud by Rumi

We recently added Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? to our growing stash of picture books and I am just wondering how we did not buy it earlier; it is so simple and catchy with Carle’s trademark gorgeous illustrations. Rumi learnt up the book in one go and started…

Happy 30th to me! And 30 life tips for Rumi before she turns 30

I always feel very excited before my birthday. In school, where the date would be written on the blackboard every day, I would start quivering in excitement as early as the first of February and then start the 23 day countdown in my mind. The years have not changed that feeling at all, and I…