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Flight With Birdy

This book is a wonderful presentation that blends reality with fantasy, writes Yojana Sharma.

books Updated: May 21, 2012 15:09 IST
Yojana Sharma
Yojana Sharma

Flight With Birdy
Sharmila Sinha
Pages: 24
Price: Rs 50/-
ISBN Code:8179930610

From the book:
The mighty bird soared high, high, high into the sky... What an adventure! "Hold me tight," screeched the bird. "Birdy, what's your name?" asked Priyam.
"I'm the Great Indian Hornbill. Am I not majestic?"
SWOOSH! High it flew.
SWIIIISSSHHH! Then it dived.
Suddenly a cloud of thick, black smoke came towards them. Birdy flapped its wings to get away but the stinky smoke was all around. Priyam coughed. Jiffy sneezed. Birdy cleared its throat and said, "This smoke is bad for us!"
Priyam was shocked.

About the book:

It's a widely-held belief (by adults chiefly!) that kids' books are only about comics and cute novels. Usually fantasy tales spinning around kings and queens and huge dragons are generally clubbed as kids literature.

Flight with Birdy by The Enery and Research Institute (TERI) doesn't fit into any such definition. This book defies the popular claim that books meant for kiddies are generally preachy and are looked upon with disdain by youngsters.

Flight… is a wonderful presentation that blends reality with fantasy in a beautiful manner. The book's colourful and prominent illustrations will woo many young hearts. TERI has done a fabulous job with the book's jacket. Also, the quality of production is quite good.

The story will transport you to a fantasy land for a moment but the context never drifts away from the real world.

First Published: Aug 29, 2005 18:33 IST