Monday, October 27, 2014

The Dust Storm by Geeta Dharmarajan

Award winning author, Geeta Dharmarajan turns a dust storm, otherwise considered boring and disruptive into a magical journey.  In her book, The Dust Storm a little girl enjoys surging and swirling in the storm.    

Title: The Dust Storm
Published By: Katha
Story: Geeta Dharmarajan
Illustrations: Atanu Roy
Price: INR 140

What is it about: What happens when you encounter a dust storm?  Nearly everyone shuts their eyes or covers them to keep the dust out.  We scramble for cover.  The Dust storm however presents this phenomenon in a new light. 
To find out what happens when a little girl is caught in a dust storm read the book!

Why it stands Out:  Atanu Roy’s illustrations make a dust storm so magical and beautiful.  Geeta Dharmarajan keeps the story simple and peppered with catchy rhymes.  The book teaches young readers about the beauty in things otherwise considered boring.  It is an excellent early lesson in looking at things from a new perspective.

Will be best enjoyed by: All kids above 5 years will enjoy this book.  

Tips for Moms and Teachers: Some activities you can link to this book are:
Get the kids to make up their own little rhymes.  Try talking about rain, thunderstorms or even things like the sunrise and sunset.
Talk about the air, the atmosphere and the rainbow to make it a learning experience.

Love Ratings?
Suspense Quotient: 3
Fun Quotient: 3
Simplicity Meter: 4
Visual appeal: 5

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