Book Review: Dancing on walls

 

Dancing on the walls is an imaginative story of a little girl called Shirvi. She fancifully weaves a story around the origin of Warli paintings... The illustrations are extremely attractive and the story does not drop the child's attention at any point in time.

When I read this book to the daughter she was really curious and wanted to know what happens, what are warli paintings, who are the moon people etc... The book generated so many questions which only means that it was interesting. What I love about this book and am sure a lot of moms who have 3 year old will relate to the imaginative talking of their children. Imagination definitely leads to creativity and that is exactly what this book is all about.

Dancing on the walls is great book that combines Indian culture, ancient tribal art and the imagination of a child. It is a story of a little girl who wishes to do something creative with the house while her parents are away and ends up designing her house with the warli paintings.  Shirvi who wants to surprise her parents to a clean home when they come back from the market. As she despairs finishing on time, she looks out the window and who should she see but the Moon People! Yes, the moon people! Who come down to Earth occasionally on vacation, to smell the flowers and climb the trees.

Is it any surprise then, that she befriends them, and they come to her home? How these moon people help Shirvi, and how the popular Warli art form originated from them, form the rest of the story. Needless to say this is a fabulously illustrated book. How could it not be, when it shows us the classic red and white Warli paintings?

The only thing I wish for would be a few more details about warli paiting so the moms do not need to google.

It is available in English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati and Bangla. So get your copy today at Treasure Books or win this book by answering the simple question below.

Question for the week: How old was your child when you bought him/ her his first book? Your reasons for it?

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Contests open: 19th October 2011

Contests closes: 24th October 2011. 11.00 p.m.IST

One lucky winner will get to win this book courtesy Treasure Books Khar

Contest open to people residing in India only.

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