Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BLF-Pratham Books Outreach at Deccan School

Reaching out to children is fun. But reaching out to children just an hour before they break off for mid-term vacation? Fun and challenging and a strength-test for the vocal chords! About a hundred students of Class 3 of Deccan International School, Bangalore, gathered in the auditorium for the BLF-PB Outreach session.

The diminutive Sangeetha Kadur, illustrator of Wildlife in a City Pond, and I, co-author of the Rituchakra series, decided to engage the children together. After I moved from one season to the other through the books Everything Looks New; Lassi, Ice-cream or Falooda; and Peacocks and Pakodas, Sangeetha took over and talked about the fascinating little creatures who are seen at a pond during the monsoon.

We do hope the session made the children curious about seasonal changes in nature, and the myriads of life forms around us. Observing these could well be part of their holiday activities! Psst....many birds do come to the venue of this year's Bangalore Literature Festival...so visitors can not only see authors and books but also many colourful birds and trees.

P.S: Justice Leila Seth, author of 'Hum, Bharat ke bacche' (we, the Children of India') will be interacting with children on September 27, 10-30 am -11.15 am. Get your copy, autographed by the author!


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