366 Words in Mumbai
Illustrator: 
Suhita Mitra
age group: 
5+ yrs
Number of pages: 
40
Publisher: 
Fun OK Please
ISBN: 
978-93-5049-252-9
Price: 
₹150.00
Themes:
Mumbai festivals of India
Genre:
picture book, non-fiction

Finally! A guide book on Mumbai exclusively for children. It has an amazing collection of snippets of history and information that educates as it entertains.
One is swept through a whirlwind tour of the city visiting all its iconic monuments - the Gateway of India, the Taj Mahal Hotel, the sea-link, as well as the lesser trodden paths of the Sewri mudflats and the Banganga tank. As, one reads the pages, one soaks in the vibrant sights, sounds and flavours of the bustling streets and railway stations and also get to know not only about its peoples, but also their festivals and their favourite foods!

The carefully selected 366 words provide a further glimpse into the sights of the city - giving the child an option to take in as much information as they want to at a time not to mention a great boost to their vocabulary!

Highly recommend to all parents to get the book so as to enable their children to know and appreciate their city better.

Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee

Comments

.A highly visual and informative guide to young tourists ! A book for truly India and a tribute to Mumbaikars. The information is lucid yet packed with where, why and who of Mumbai. The Queen's Necklace bewitches the ever buzzing city a home to the rich and the minimals. The enchanting gardens and the gothic heritage walks mesmerize many. The author in all her endeavors has created a picturesque landscape of what one could like for in Mumbai and get hooked for it forever. The illustration are self explanatory and can awe even young kids who have just discovered the joy of reading. I have referred this book to many and well most can't help describing the excitement of knowing Mumbai in the most unconventional way. The rich cultural and traditional identity is well depicted through the festivals celebrated in India. Moreover the seasons and the life line of Mumbai -the railways station as it is rightly called is also well illustrated and described. empowering the little tourist to have his or her own guide is what truly makes him a proud and well informed young Indian.