Monday, July 11, 2016

Review: Knife & Fork by Gita V. Reddy

29494615Title: Knife & Fork
Author: Gita V. Reddy
Published: Feb. 21, 2016
Pages: 25
Genre: Children ages 8 on up
Review: ebook
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Bholu, a monkey, comes to the city looking for adventure. In a short time he learns city ways and when he returns to the forest, he continues with them.
Kinife and Fork is Bholu's story and how he learns three important lessons:
"Monkey ways are right for monkeys just as human ways are right for human beings."
"Food and fun are meant to be shared with friends."
"Losing friends is easy, winning them back is not."

Knife and Fork is written in the tradition of fables of yore. The character of the monkey is bound to attract most children. The story itself can be used to start discussions with children about cultural differences, about friendship, and about accepting oneself.

Like the other books in the Chapter Book Series, Knife and Fork has short, easy-to- read chapters. making it suitable for all young readers, including Beginner and Reluctant Readers

We have read work from this author before and K really enjoyed the stories. So with this one we are following the story of Bholu who is a monkey that comes into the city. He learns how the city works and wants to show his friends what he has learned, but he seems to have forgotten how to be a friend. As we see how he treats his friends and how he brings the city learning to the jungle he learns a valuable lesson which is good. At the end of the story he sees what he has done wrong and becomes a better friend. There are no pictures within this book but you learn a good lesson with the story. 
K thought the story was cool and found it funny that a monkey could use a fork and a knife to eat with. 

Gita V. Reddy
Gita V.Reddy is a writer of fiction for middle-graders and adults. She enjoys thinking up tales of different genres. She has written mysteries, adventure, fantasy, science fiction, and even an animal tale for children.
She wrote and illustrated her first picture book for kids in August, 2015. She plans to write a few more because the experience was very satisfying.
Ms Reddy was born in India, is a post graduate in Mathematics, worked in a bank for twenty-six years, is married to a physics professor, has a son doing research in neuro-electronics, and loves literature. Yes, her life is as mixed up as the multiple genres she writes.

She enjoys painting and spending time with her family, and LOVES walking in the rain.
She also writes under the name Heera Datta

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