My Sunday with Deedu and Daadu by Meena Raghunathan and Harini MS mixes photography and art with a simple tale that any young child would identify with and relate to- visiting grandparents. The story describes a day well-spent in the comfort of their home.
The use of soft toys to represent the characters is an interesting concept, and when interspersed with actual photographs of real objects, it makes the entire pictorial depiction of the story quite interesting and fascinating for the young reader.
Simple activities such as sitting on the swing outside the house, watching birds and butterflies in the garden, picking up parijat flowers, planting seeds, making rotis and so on take on a whole new meaning.
This is a soothing book that shows how a day with grandparents can be so filled with activity and fun, and yet be educative and foster closeness with nature.
A simple and fun book that could be a great gift for toddlers to read to…by their grandparents of course!