My Grandfather's Stick
Nandini Nayar
Kshitiz Sharma
age group: 
5+ yrs
Number of pages: 
imagination grandparents family creativity grandchildren

In today’s world where commercially produced toys and games rule the roost, unfortunately using one’s own imagination and creativity to entertain oneself has taken a back-seat.
It is books such as these, that help unleash the child’s imagination, making them realize, and parents too, that playtime does not need any gadgetry; a little bit of imagination can work wonders.

In a similar vein as My Mother’s Sari, this is the story of a little girl who explores unending scenarios with her grandfather’s stick. At one time it is a horse, then a magic wand, an oar to row a boat with and more.
The story ends on a touching note with the stick becoming her grandfather’s friend in the evening and accompanying them during their walk together.

A bi-lingual book translated into hindi by Anita Sanyal, the story line is simple and yet effective, and is enjoyable in both languages – Hindi and English.

A must for every kid who gets bored easily.

Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee