Friday, October 13, 2006

Book Review: Prita Goes to India

Title: Prita Goes to India
Author: Prodeepta Das
Age Suitability: Approx. 4to 8

As you can tell from the number of reviews we have been making good headway with our study of India. This third book by Prodeepta Das rounded out Star's study of India. British-born Prita is taken by her parents to visit India and her family there. There are many photos of her Indian relatives, their homes and the places she visits which bring the text alive. The book gives a view of modern Indian life which nicely complements Geeta's Day. Star enjoyed Prita's story, though her verdict was that she slightly preferred Geeta's Day. I think her judgement was right - if I was to choose one non-fiction picture book on India to read to a child in this age group it would be Geeta's Day, but Prita Goes to India comes a creditable second.

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