Are your kid's fans of spooky ghost stories, exotic adventures and making new friends?
Kids will be intrigued by a story starring a fresh new set of characters, Babu and Bina, two curious elephant children! It's time to let your kids explore an exciting story with their imaginations!
When these two curious elephant kids get themselves trapped in an isolated cavern, they stumble upon the ancient ghost of a great Maharaja, the king! Instead of being afraid of the ghost, Babu and Bina make a bargain - and that's where the fun begins!
This colorful, imaginative picture book, brings a fresh set of characters to life in a story that highlights Indian History with a ghostly adventure, combining the spirit of The Polar Express by Chris Van, Matilda by Roald Dahl and family fun of Robert Munsch books!
Join Babu and Bina on the first of many adventures to come! Buy it now and get the eBook for FREE! Ideal for children ages: 4 to 8 and up.
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One of the things I loved most as a child was reading about other countries and cultures, including their mythology and folklore. Indian mythologyand epics, including the Ramayana and Mahabharata offered excitingstories I was fortunate to have been exposed to at an early age. (Iactually bought a small Ganesha bronze statue when I was about ten in an antique store! I bought a Parvati statue when I was eighteen!) It is good to know that there is continuing interest in the Indian mythos inchildren's books.
Earlier this year, Disney/Hyperion released the firstin a Middle Grade Indian mythology-based series, Aru Shah and the End of Time. This comes on the heels of other popular books such as Sanjay Patel's mythology-based books inspired by the Ramayana, including hischarming Ganesha's Sweet Tooth. P. Tomar and illustrator Giulia Iacopini offer us a new series with an Indian cultural theme for young readers.
The first book in the Babu and Bina series, Babu and Bina at the GhostParty tells a simple story of sibling elephants Babu and Bina Trunkvisiting an East Indian fort with their family. When their naughty dog Pinto gets away from them, their chase after him leads them throughmysterious places and finally to the ghosts of the Maharaja and Maharani who lived there long ago, along with soldiers and others who servedthem in the fortress. Babu and Bina keep an open mind about these ghosts and enjoy a light and sound show with them.What really stands out in this indie-published picture book is the quality of the imagery.The illustrations are colorful and charming. For children and parentswho love stories of other places in the world, this is a charming entryto a new series. The second book in the series, which publishes early next year, find Bina playacting as a Princess for a Day.I received a Digital Review Copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Babu and Bina at the Ghost Party by P. Tomar is the fascinating story of two elephant youngsters, Babu and Bina, who go to see the old Indian fort.
This story is wonderful and young readers will love the spookiness when Babu and Bina come across the Maharaja's ghost. It is a fantastical and magical adventure that will acquaint readers with Indian culture and history. The illustrations are as whimsical as the book and they breathe life into the characters and the story. It is a good book for bedtime storytelling and can be used in classrooms for read aloud and storytelling sessions. It is a book for all those young readers who love spooky adventures and magical stories. I am sure the books in this series are going to be fun and will acquaint readers with India's culture and history in an entertaining way.
P Tomar has written a charming story which is lushly illustrated by Giulia Iacopini. It springs off the page with a playful sense of fun and wonder! Looking forward to more adventures from Babu and Bina! by Rich Fogel Rich Fogel is an Emmy award-winning animation writer. He has worked on series such as Batman Beyond, Justice League, Pinky and the Brain. --Rich Fogel