Thursday, 9 October 2014

Mother's Love Can Conquer Any Fear

I am delighted to be joining in with a Book Review Blitz for the picture book “Mother’s Love Can Conquer Any Fear!” by Subhash and Sujata Kommuru. .

 

Steeped in Indian culture, this is a uniquely and whimsically illustrated picture book featuring an unexpected twist at the end of the story.

Mothers Love Can Conquer Any Fear - cover - Kommuru books

About the Book

Title: Mother’s Love Can Conquer Any Fear!
Author: Subhash Kommuru
Illustrator: Sujata Kommuru
Publication Date: October, 2014
Publisher: Kommuru Books
Pages: 32
Recommended Ages: 3 to 8

Book Description: Shastriji is a wise old chicken who always has an answer for How…. until comes the vile crow Kaalia who is up to no good. All of Shastriji’s ideas to deal with Kaalia one after other backfires. What if the right question was not “How” but “Why”? Could there be an end to the tyranny of Kaalia?

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What I thought

A delightful read that celebrates the strength of a mother's love. There's also a message there about bullying. The book is wonderfully illustrated and simply written to appeal to young readers, who sit on the edge of their seats hoping that Kaalia will get his come uppance. I used it as a platform for a PHSE lesson on bullying but it's a wonderful shared read, and easy enough for children to join in with.

 

Sneak Peek

Mothers Love Can Conquer Any Fear - inside page 1 - Kommuru Books
Mothers Love Can Conquer Any Fear - inside page 2 - Kommuru Books

About the Author & Illustrator: Subhash & Sujata Kommuru

Subhash and Sujata Kommuru
Subhash and Sujata Kommuru hail from India. They migrated to the United States along with their memories of childhood and youth. Now that they are parents, just like every immigrant they crave to introduce their child to the culture and values of their upbringing. Yet it is challenging to teach something while you are in the midst of adjusting to a different culture yourself.
Subhash and Sujata both work in different disciplines and have different styles and backgrounds, but it is the upbringing of their son that brings them on the same page. That exact place where they meet is captured and reflected in their stories, where Subhash can express in words, and Sujata can illustrate them beautifully. Where he puts it in black and white, she adds colour to it. You get the idea!
These stories are their attempt to share a glimpse of their childhood days with their son. He is their inspiration to write short stories that have meaning to them and provide teaching in some shape or form.

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