Sunday, October 08, 2006

Book Review: Geeta's Day

Title: Geeta's Day: From Dawn to Dusk in an Indian Village
Author: Prodeepta Das
Age Suitability: 4 to 8

This book follows six year old Geeta through a typical day in her village in eastern India, from early morning prayers through to falling asleep to the sound of music at the nearby temple. The book is nice to look at - each page is illustrated with a photograph and has an attractive coloured background - and the text is clear and interesting. It was a hit with Star when we read it yesterday. Tomorrow I plan to have her make a "day wheel" - a circle divided into segments showing the different parts of Geeta's day.

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