California author Sandhya Acharya grew up in Mumbai, India and now lives in the Bay Area, works in corporate finance and follows her passion for dance. This appears to be her first book, a children’s book inspired by her own two young boys. Her book is illustrated with the art of Rashmi Menon.
The combination of accessible drawings and gentle writing make this little book a teaching one as well as a bedtime story…..
This is a fun conversational piece, the kind children relate to well. It appears we have another team of Children’s book producers on the scene. Grady Harp, March 16
Idu is playing with his younger brother Adu in the backyard. Idu draws a picture of fire and asks his brother to go into the house and retrieve his toy fire truck. Adu brings him the wrong toy three times, but each time Idu patiently adds more clues to the description until his younger brother gets it right. They play with the fire truck; the book ends with their mother cautioning them to call for a fire truck whenever they see a real fire.
This is a nice book to introduce the topic of fire safety. The example of a strong sibling relationship makes it a good choice for families with older and younger siblings. Illustrations are colorful and lovely, though I am not sure I understand why the skin tones appear gray. Book is recommended especially for toddlers and preschoolers. Parents please note there are only seven pages to the story.