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#Review: Thammi’s Gift by Himani Dalmia

Thammi’s Gift
Author: Himani Dalmia
Illustrator: Priya Kuriyan
Publisher: Harper Collins

In “Thammi’s Gift,” Dalmia beautifully weaves a heartwarming tale of courage, love, and discovery. Through the eyes of five-year-old Devika, readers embark on a magical journey filled with adventure, sparked by the unexpected visit of her grandmother, Thammi, who “became a star” but continues to shine brightly in Devika’s heart.

As Devika grapples with the anxiety of starting at a new school, Thammi’s arrival sets off a series of enchanting adventures, guiding Devika towards overcoming her fears and embracing change. The narrative skillfully blends the fantastical with the tender realities of growing up, offering a comforting embrace to children navigating transitions in their own lives.

Central to the story is the profound role of books and libraries in healing and empowerment. Drawing inspiration from the real-life accomplishments of Bandana Sen, a pioneering Indian librarian, the narrative celebrates the transformative power of literature and the sanctuary of reading spaces. Sen’s legacy lives on through Thammi’s legacy, echoing the importance of fostering a love for learning and exploration.

At its core, “Thammi’s Gift” is a tale of resilience and hope, resonating deeply with readers young and old alike. It gently reminds us that even in moments of uncertainty, we can find solace and strength within ourselves and the bonds of love that connect us. With its rich narrative and timeless message, this book is a reassuring companion for children navigating life’s inevitable transitions, whether it be starting school or coping with loss.

Through Devika’s journey, readers are invited to embark on their adventure of self-discovery, guided by the wisdom and warmth of Thammi’s embrace. “A Journey with Thammi” is more than a story; it’s a testament to the enduring power of love, imagination, and the indomitable spirit of the human heart.

An amazing book!

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