Shamim Padamsee is a writer who has been through several avatars in her life – educationist, social worker, businesswoman, diplomat, mother and now grandmother. She is passionately interested in children’s literature and believes that books are important learning tools. She lives in Mumbai and loves globe-trotting to far-off places, narure parks and to experience different cultures and foods.
Other Books by Shamim Padamsee
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. People's President: "The book is an engaging reading experience with a lovely combination of apt illustrations and breezy language," says Tanya Jain. Author of the blogpost; The Grey Story
A Spoonfull of Ideas, "It would make a lovely bed time read too because the story ends with the lioness asking her cubs to sleep. It would also make a lovely book for gifting and as a part of your home collection."
Goodbooks.in "An interesting introduction to wildlife, which can lead to talk on how the predator-prey chain and food chain in the wild works, and about animal habitats. Discussions about keeping safe from strangers when mama is not there."
Goodbooks.in "An early science book from Scholastic, Little Flamingo Searches For Food comes at a time when educators are looking for good non-fiction/semi-fiction that places good content within the reader's grasp. Much can be learnt and understood about birds and beak adaptations. A number of bird life lessons come alive as Little Flamingo searches for food and the rich understanding about biodiversity comes full circle in this gentle narrative."
Indian WildlifeClub.com: "Little Flamingo is bored of eating the same food day in and day out, and sets off to look for something more interesting than algae and mollusks. In this book children will learn about how different beaks are adapted to different food. An edu-fiction." Recommended.
She conducts Creative Writing workshops for adults wanting to hone their skills in writing for kids and for children, too!
Goodbooks.in The entire scene changes when the terrified royal cook—who has been told that he has to either conjure up something that the prince likes or lose his head—discovers the bonda quite by accident. The story, from then on, is a roller coaster ride (quite literally!), with the bonda becoming a national dish of sorts. Royals and commoners alike bounce their way through life, even through a war with the jealous neighbouring king with an army of lean and hungry soldiers.