Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Magic Of Friendship ~ Subhash Kommuru

  • Paperback: 42 pages
  • Publisher: Kommuru Books (August 25, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0990317811
  • ISBN-13: 978-0990317814

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Book Synopsis

BABBAR is a fierce and mean tiger who cannot tolerate anyone, but he is lonely and sad. HASMUKH is a funny donkey but gets scared of everyone. When the Magic of friendship touches them see how it transforms not only their characters but also transforms the whole environment around them. 

The Magic of friendship is a hilarious, action packed entertaining story. There are scary moments, celebration and comical moments. While the core focus of the story is about friendship it has elements of father son bonding and family values as well. 

Book gives plenty of opportunity for parents to entertain kids with their own version of animal noises. And bright and interactive illustrations is sure to leave a mark on eyes.

This is a story about change -- a transformation that comes with the magic of friendship. Personality may not change, but nature can surely change. This story will show the value of friendship and how that can change a person, particularly, one who is lonely and never really had the gift of laughter. 

Book Excerpt 

A flock of migrating geese stumble upon Tadoba, the land of the fierce tiger Babbar who does not tolerate anyone in his area. Will Babbar show any mercy? Can he change? Will the geese make it to safety? 

My take on this book:

The Magic of Friendship is just that, the authors share how having a friend can certainly bring joy and brightness to our life, thus changing us forever! Beautifully done illustrations allow the reader to easily envision the story while the words smoothly flow off the pages creating a visual feast that will certainly keep youngsters, and the not so young, mesmerised as the story unfolds! Babbar was a fierce tiger who has basically scared everyone away, but when a scared, but silly donkey brings laughter to the area Babbar finds himself wanting to learn how to laugh and strikes a bargain with Hasmukh the donkey. An unlikely friendship for sure, but one that just might change them both for the better! A story that will certainly put a smile on your face while teaching the importance of friendship.

About Sujata & Subhash Kommuru
Image of Subhash KommuruSubhash and Sujata hail from India. They migrated to the United States along with their memories of childhood and youth. Now that they are parents, just like every immigrant they crave to introduce their child to the culture and values of their upbringing. Yet it is challenging to teach something while you are in the midst of adjusting to a different culture yourself. Subhash and Sujata both work in different disciplines and have different styles and backgrounds, but it is the upbringing of their son that brings them on the same page. That exact place where they meet is captured and reflected in their stories, where Subhash can express in words, and Sujata can illustrate them beautifully. Where he puts it in black and white, she adds color to it. You get the idea! These stories are their attempt to share a glimpse of their childhood days with their son. He is their inspiration to write short stories that have meaning to them and provide teaching in some shape or form.
Our Goal
Our goal is to introduce kids to Indian culture one story at a time and along the way have some fun. While stories are primarily written in Hindi they are tastefully being narrated in English as well, while maintaining the essence and moral.
Our Promise
Our promise is to always write sensible story with some moral to them.
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