This book review comes from Rachana who received our book ‘Tall….Taller…Tallest’.
I’m a big fan of Bi-lingual books. It enables the reader to associate each word in the unknown language with its counterpart in the more familiar language. This makes it an enjoyable experience rather than a just a learning exercise. It is sad but true that most children, including mine are more familiar with English than our Indian languages. The same holds good for me too, I’m more comfortable reading an English book. I really love what Pratham and other Indian Publishers like Tulika are doing in the Childrens’ Books space, making it so much fun to embrace and learn/teach a new language. THANK YOU!
The book “Tall ..Taller ..Tallest” “Lamba ..Aur Lamba..Sabse Lamba” not only introduces the young reader to simple Hindi words along with their usage,but also teaches him/her the concept of size differences.
Ravi is unable to reach the juicy mangoes on the tree using his bat,as he is not tall enough.He takes the help of Munna who is taller than him,but he too cannot reach them. Finally, Geetu who is the tallest of the three does the job! The language,both in English and Hindi is simple, easy on the 3 or 4 year old’s mind. My daughter really enjoyed the book. The illustrations complement the flow of the story. The activity pages are a nice addition to enforce the understanding of the concept “Tall ..Taller ..Tallest”
Just one small thing – the word ‘bat’ could have been referred to as “Balla’ in hindi,instead of writing the word “Bat” as is in Hindi.