Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Boy & the Bindi by Vivek Shraya

Illustrations Rajni Perera 

A beautiful children’s picture book that showcases a young Indian boy’s fascination with his mother’s bindi, the red dot commonly worn by Hindu women.

Rather than chastise her son, she teaches him about its cultural significance and doesn’t flinch when he asks for one himself. Wearing it allows him to joyfully explore and express his difference.

A really poetic and well illustrated book!

Short and perfectly well created for children to ask questions and to understand the importance of a Bindi. This story is also great to talk about bonds between a mother and her child, curiosity, roots, beliefs, spirituality and differencies.

I've enjoyed the illustrations. They are colorful and full of positivity. They goes well with the rythm of the poetic words.
A really great surprise!

I've appreciated also the interview of the author who explained why he has decided to write a children book and the importance of introducing variety and differencies into our children's world from the start.

A real great discovery!

*Arc provided by Edelweiss
I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

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