Shamim Padamsee

About

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.

Several of her short stories have appeared in the Young World edition of The Hindu newspapers, Hoot and Toot, Robin Age magazine and others.

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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

 

 

Reviews

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.

Books by Shamim Padamsee
There was once a young prince who hated food. A series of comic turn of events led the royal cook to create a soft, crisp, golden ball, which again,...
Themes: food, humour
Age group : 5+ yrs
28 pages
“Dream is not something that you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.” Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam redefined the meaning of a...
Themes: A.P.J. Kalam, President of India
Age group : 9+ yrs
103 pages
The great Mor Khan is arriving from the city to choose actors for his new film.  The birds of the jungle are in a flutter.  What should...
Themes: birds, nature and wildlife
Age group : 7+ yrs
28 pages
Is this for real? I thought to myself, when I received the book for review. I had not known that animals carried their young ones in so many...
Themes: baby animals
Age group : 3+ yrs
20 pages
Dancing on Walls is a fabulously woven story which takes the reader through an incredulous journey keeping them riveted through the entire story....
Themes: children around India, family, folk art, moon, value education, Warli art
Age group : 3+ yrs
24 pages
Like most little children, Phia, the little flamingo is a fussy eater. Bored of eating the same food, day in and day out, she sets off to find...
Themes: beaks, birds, flamingos, nature and wildlife
Age group : 5+ yrs
24 pages
Ruskin Bond is one of India's most popular writers. Although, he has written many books for adults as well, he is widely known and revered as an...
Themes: Ruskin Bond, Writer
Age group : 9+ yrs
110 pages
Would you like to go on a magic carpet ride to Kashmir? Substitute the magic carpet with a Flying Magic Jharokha (a carved window) and you are off on...
Themes: adventure, around India, dogs, hangul, kashmir, nature and wildlife, poaching
Age group : 7+ yrs
82 pages
“Desert bare Maiden fair Lock of hair” Armed with the clue, Deeya and Vayu flew and flew! Perched on Jhoky They went everywhere in...
Themes: camels, forts, Rajasthan, sand dunes, sand storms
Age group : 7+ yrs
81 pages
The birds are back and this time for the games at Birdywood. A fitting sequel to Birdywood Buzz, the author once again introduces us to the myriad of...
Themes: birds, nature and wildlife, Olympics, sports
Age group : 5+ yrs
28 pages
Different strokes for different folks and so it is with humour – sense of humour differs from person to person. The Puffin Book of Funny...
Themes: gratitude, humillty, humour, kindness
Age group : 7+ yrs
130 pages
Themes: humour, scarecrows, village life
Age group : 7+ yrs
16 pages
Like most little children, three little lion cubs decide to play truant, as soon as their mother leaves. Enticed by the sounds and smells of the...
Themes: baby animals, Gir forest, lions, nature and wildlife, predators
Age group : 5+ yrs
20 pages