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Book Review: The Adventures of Biplob The BumbleBee (Vol. 1) by Abhishek Talwar

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Author: Abhishek Talwar
Illustrator: Sonal Goyal

Reading level: 6+ years
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Puffin (28 February 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0143446991
ISBN-13: 978-0143446996
 
 

An eye- catching cover design supported by amazing content, ‘The Adventures of Biplob The Bumblebee’ takes us not only on a tour of Farmer Balram’s colorful garden but also imparts some serious lessons in an interesting manner. While ‘Flying Pollen’ aims at introducing the little one to the process of pollination, ‘Biplob the Water Farmer’ introduces them to the importance of water conservation and its means by way of water harvesting. ‘Biplob Saves The Day’ addresses every horticulturists concern the aphid attack on young plants and ways and means of thwarting the same.

Narrated in an engaging manner, the stories are not only educative but entertaining too and are conceptualized to prod the little ones to think, explore and to some extent even be creative. Replete with positive emotions like empathy, care, love and helping mentality, the book takes care of the development of the moral side of a child’s character too.

The illustrations are not only colourful and eye catching, but help take the story forward thereby adding value to the contents. The finesse with which they are done needs special mention.

Overall a truly amazing book, ‘The Adventures of Biplob The BumbleBee’ has the power to transport both young and old alike to another world, a world truly vibrant, the world of bees and flowers. Though amazon site mentions the reading level as 6+, I personally feel that children even younger to the said age group can be introduced to the stories in the book. Yes, they may not be able to read it on their own, but they are sure to appreciate it. Waiting eagerly for the next in the series.


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Disclaimer

A copy of the book was provided via Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own and have not been influenced by either the author or the publishing house in any manner

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Gifts precious

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Cold,wet, shaking hands
Held little bundle of joy
Looked into eyes blue

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Hungry squirrel gnawed
Tender, juicy mango ripe
Nature’s gift yummy

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Barren land thirsty
Welcomes first drizzle with love
Gives birth to life new

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With time age catches
Eyes dim, frame weak and failing
Young hands to steady

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Education good
Build character strong and sound
Everlasting gift

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Loving family
Add meaning and spice to life
Parents love showered

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Various styles of thanking

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arid cracking earth
rain clouds gather, rain drops fall
a thousand hands rise

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butterfly on rose
rose blushes, sweet nectar drawn
thanks uttered, love leaves

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squirrel on mango
heavenly taste, wholesome meal
scratches trunk with love

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baby falls from nest
lush grass breaks fall dangerous
mother crow thanks stars

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the tree looked at sun
thanked the rays for helping out
chlorophyll ready

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the fallen flower
hugs and kisses mother earth
gratitude conveyed

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hands folded, eyes closed
prayer went up from lips soft
baby born though late.

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old, infirm body
lies there helpless and hungry
relief comes, eyes speak

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life hangs in balance
blood donated, man survives
hugs and hand squeezes

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head on collision
kid soaring, lands on soft turf
wet eyes whisper thanks

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job well accomplished
earns corporation millions
handshakes galore

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tense and uneasy
fingers crossed, countdown started
rocket up, sweets here.

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