The Pachaihara Forest is a peaceful place, where all animals (even lions) are vegetarians, and lived in harmony with each other (well, almost). Reading this introduction brought a smile, and I felt that I was in for a fun read. The Crooked Crow is the first book of the series.
I was in the midst of a crime-ficion reading spree, but wanted to break the monotony. I thought a short children’s fiction would be just the change I needed. I’ve heard of Dr. Seuss’ books, but never read them before.
Sometimes, it’s nice to go read a children’s story. The worlds there are simple, intriguing, filled with mystery and yes, holding an adventure or two too. It’s just what is needed to break the monotony of reality. I’ve read Aniesha’s books before, and know her style. That, along with the cover art, pushed me to read this book.
Children’s fiction, more often than not, promises warmth and happiness. That’s one of the reasons I love to read the genre. Some of the most beautiful books I have read come into that genre.
There are some stories that we can read over and over again. Some are favorites for a reason. They bring back memories. I feel that’s truer when I read fairy tales and children’s stories that I had read when I was a child. When I saw this book, I picked it up quite happily.
Through this book, Aniesha shares ten stories… Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Rose Red, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Rumplestiltskin, The Wise Little Girl, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Rip Van Winkle. I needn’t say anything about each story as they’re already known and loved by many people around the world.
I liked the language and the narration a lot, though I wished there was a touch more magic to the latter. But all in all, children would enjoy reading/hearing the tales. There were quite a lot of wonderful illustrations to accompany the stories too, and that was good to see. In particular, I loved re-reading The Wise Little Girl, and Goldilocks. It was good to see a classic story adapted into this book as well, but I thought the story could have had a minor modification to make it more suited to this collection. The book could also have been edited a tad better as well.
There are many more volumes to come in the series, so many more trips down memory lane to come too. I hope that happens sooner rather than later. Waiting to see what stories the next volume brings…
|Title: Children’s Classic Stories||Volume: Volume 1|
|Author(s): Aniesha Brahma||Genre: Children’s Fiction|
|ISBN/ASIN: B075WW7Q67||Publisher: General Press|
(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
3rd November 2017)
Children’s fiction is a genre I turn to, esp. when I’m in a low mood, or unable to write a review. I discovered a series recently, and the author has just released the third book in it. So I thought it might be perfect choice to try and find my reading glasses again, metaphorically speaking!