Review: The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna

About the Book:

The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad

A collection of utterly magical stories that will leave you crying, laughing and wholly enchanted.

A gangly young girl transforms her village with a revolutionary idea. Sixty-eight-year-old Noni Appa finds herself drawn to a married man – ‘Why do people have to define relationships, underline each word till the paper gives way beneath,’ she wonders. Bablu Kewat becomes obsessed with sanitary napkins much to his family’s horror, and a young woman keeps checking the weather forecast as she meticulously plans each of her five weddings. Funny, observant and wise, this is storytelling at its most irresistible.

My Thoughts:

 Quirky, simply written stories with a clear meaning and strong messages. The author has a distinct style of writing and there are strong morals underlying her work. Filled with fun, well developed characters whom we can relate to and stories of everyday life that we can understand, the book makes for quite a fascinating read.

It is a short book, with exactly 4 stories and can be read rather quickly. It would make a wonderful read while traveling. I think that every person should read this book as there is a lot to take away from the stories. There is much to learn and the author conveys the same without sounding preachy. Focusing on women empowerment and the important role that women play, the author has largely depicted the trials that women face in their everyday lives.

I loved all the stories and cannot pick a favorite since each has their own specialty. All I can say, without giving away much about the plot lines, is that the book is definitely a pick-me-up and worth all the time spent on it!

Book Review: The Toothless Tooth Fairy by Shanelle Hicks

About the Book:

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Bella had it all. The hair, the dress, and the smile. One day, her most important asset was missing…her tooth! Will Bella find the perfect tooth in time for the contest? Will Zelda, the meanest of the fairies, destroy Bella’s chances of winning the crown? Take a journey onto Cloud Nine as Bella searches for a new tooth only to discover the tooth…I mean truth…behind her true beauty.

 

My Thoughts:

This is a short and fun story for children that brings out the importance of being good and kind. Bella is a tooth fairy who is taking part in a tooth fairy pageant where the most important thing is the tooth fairy’s smile. Bella loses a tooth just before the competition and Zelda, who is jealous of her tries to spoil it all. Through kindness, Bella turns Zelda into a good tooth fairy. Shanelle has demonstrated through this story that being good to someone who is naughty or bad can turn them into a good person themselves.

The illustrations are wonderful and eye catching. They are enough to keep children interested even if they do not read the story. The illustrations themselves are complimentary to the story and depict the story very well.

Overall this is a nice story that children can read or be read to as it contains a wonderful message.