Book Review: Who’s There? by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar
Author: Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar
Publisher: Penguin Publishers
Often we think that children’s fiction cannot impart valuable life lessons. They are merely for fun and entertainment. To some extent, this is right, for not every book comes along with subtext. Well, I got lucky when I received the Hook Book Series because these four stories are set in non-urban India. These stories are simple yet have a strong appeal.
Who’s There? is a comical take on a horror story. It will come across as a delight for the kids. The story describes the life of a farmer and his family who are terrified of the unknown presence in their attic. When they decide to find out, they discover that Bhootan’s wife, Bhootani, has given birth to their children. The story takes an interesting turn when the farmer encounters Bhootan.
This is not a horror story. It just portrays ghosts in a positive light and showcases that they can be friendly as well.
With vibrant and beautiful illustrations, the story will surely be liked by the children above 5 years of age. Kudos to the author and the illustrator for presentable a delightful story to the young readers.
Buying link: Amazon
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