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Keeping it simple

Updated on: 06 May,2020 09:21 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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The endearing characters are bound to strike a chord with the reader. The vibrant palette does the rest to retain their interest throughout this little gem

Keeping it simple

IllustrationS: Renuka Rajiv, pratham books


How do you explain a big pandemic to a little mind? Simple. You break it down for them by having familiar faces and daily life episodes come into the picture. That's exactly what Pratham Books's timely e-book, The Novel Coronavirus: We Can Stay Safe, does by reintroducing them to some of the publishing house's popular characters from previous titles, as they throw light on the virus and share valuable advice in a non-preachy way. From a wise grandmother's (Ammachi) comforting advice, to a young girl fighting the virus (Uma) singing Happy birthday and a lonely kid (Bhaiya) feeling safe under the lockdown, the easy-going play with words will engage children. The endearing characters are bound to strike a chord with the reader. The vibrant palette does the rest to retain their interest throughout this little gem.


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