Nikhil and Jay visit India in this third book in the sparkling Early Reader series about a British Asian family. Beautifully written for children starting out on independent reading, with stylish illustrations on each page.
Nikhil and Jay and Amma and Appa are off to India for the Christmas holidays to visit Chennai Granny and Grandad. The boys have their first Chennai Christmas, with mango-leaf decorations, Indian sweets for Father Christmas, a basket of beautiful Indian wooden toys – and a special Christmas star. The family see in the New Year the Indian way. They make a Welcome poster, Granny lights a lamp at midnight and they all eat Granny’s delicious Kesala as an Indian New Year treat.
This third book in the Nikhil and Jay series written by Chitra Soundar, is perfect for children moving on from picture books to longer stories, helped by Soofiya’s lively and characterful illustrations. Publisher’s Otter-Barry Books have an excellent portfolio of engaging books for all children.
Definitely on my recommendation list for primary schools.
Sue Martin – Children’s Literacy Specialist