Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Review: WHAT SHOULD I MAKE? by Nandini Nayar

Nayar, Nandini. What Should I Make? Illus. Proiti Roy. Berkeley: Tricycle Press-Ten Speed Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-582-46294-3. $12.99.

Nandini Nayar’s engaging picture book What Should I Make? tells the story of Neeraj, a little boy who engages his imagination while making chapatis with his mother. Neeraj plays with a ball of dough, shaping it into different animals and imagining what they might do. Roy’s warm, colorful illustrations depict each step as Neeraj forms his dough into various creatures, and also give a glimpse into what the little boy sees in his imagination as he crafts each animal. Finally, Neeraj rolls out a delicious chapatti. The book includes a detailed, child-friendly, step-by-step recipe for making chapatis.

This wonderful little story of a child having fun while helping his mother cook will also encourage your little ones to share in imaginative play and cooking.

Emily Moore

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