At KSP Book Club, we make sure we throw in a mix of genres to read to the younger generation. A mix of fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, autobiographies and lots more. We don't have a particular favourite genre when it comes to children's books but we love it some books tick more genres than one. And this week on #KSPBookClub, we found one such book.
We had told you earlier about Katha's Earth Carer series, that helped explain to the young readers what eco-friendly actually means. You can check out our review here.
Today we will see about Dear Earth- a poem by the great Tamil poet Avvaiyar, that's translated to English by Geeta Dharmarajan. Scroll down to read more about this book. Subscribe to KSP Book Club today to receive age-wise book recommendations for your kids!
About the book:
Why do we call the planet we live in, as Mother Earth? The great Tamil poetess Avvaiyar, who penned some masterpieces more 2500 years ago describes in this poem that is translated to English. The message is simple, conveyed in a manner that our readers get it. The part we loved about the book is how it serves as more than just a piece of translation. In addition to a workbook that gets kids to think and dwell deep on their learnings from Avvaiyar, the book teaches kids how to be kind and a little more about the poetess and her other famous works.
But the stand out part of this book is the illustrations by Murali Nagapuzha, that bring the flora and fauna to life, making this a favourite for the littlest readers. This book is suitable as a picture book for kids 3 and above.
Our verdict- a simple yet effective read that serves as a great conversation starter for young minds to actually start caring for the world we leave behind for them.