The ‘Read & Grow’ series is a collection of refreshing picture books ; the stories are not only packed with action and fun but also weave together values, civic sense, and sensitivity towards the environment, underprivileged and physically challenged . The stories tackle universal themes, employing subliminal visual messages to nurture the young minds.
The authors in their conversation with Mudit Mohini, Publisher, Vishv Books and Bhavna Saxena, Editorial Head, Vishv Books, emphasised upon using books as a medium to inculcate values in young children and equip them with the important life skills. Ms Nilima Sinha suggested ways to teach children about dealing with moral dilemma.
While answering to a question raised from the audience,Ms Asthana threw light on the role of parents in developing reading habit among children. She also spoke about the benefit of Home libraries. In conversation, MsMuditemphasized upon the significance of bridging the gap between textbooks and pleasure reading. Ms Nita Berry spoke about her book “Ari’s New Glasses” which brilliantly addresses the issue of personal hygiene among young children. She elaborated on what other issues could be handled effectively through picture books for young children.
Audience had lot of children among them and they enjoyed the Wonderful storytelling done by Ms Asthana, using lot of props. An interestingquestion-
Left to Right: Ms Mudit Mohini(Director, Vishv Books) Ms Nilima Sinha, unveiling Give Back My Ball!, Ms Girija Asthana, unveiling Barney’s Night Out, Ms Bhavna Saxena( Head Editorial, Vishv Books), Ms Nita Berry, unveiling Ari’s New Glasses
The Wonderful Storytelling and interesting Quiz enthralled the audience at the Author’s Corner, By Vishv Books.