By Author / Illustrator
Jasbinder Bilan, Nina Chakrabarti
Walker Books Ltd
Journey through India and explore its incredible diversity in this richly illustrated book. Written by award-winning author Jasbinder Bilan with detailed artwork by Nina Chakrabarti, this is a joyful celebration of India and its vibrant culture and fascinating history.
The book divides India by region, expertly capturing India's unique mix of the modern and the traditional, exploring its geography, its food, its customs and its stunning landmarks - from the skyscrapers of New Delhi to the banks of the holy river Ganges. Containing a delightful mix of friendly, informative text and colourful illustrations, the information is framed within a story about a little girl and her grandmother giving the reader a personal introduction to an incredible country.
This book with its vibrant front cover and images of life in India says...read me! And that's what we did. India, Incredible India is the perfect non-fiction book to help children learn about India. This book is a wonderful mix of geography, history, religion, art , sports and many other themes beautifully illustrated and full of information to help children learn about this country. The personal journey with Nanijee helps us see India through her eyes opening up so much information.
This book was read and shared by Year 2 over many days as there is so much to take in. The children loved the maps and learning all about the animals inhabiting India. This book is a must for every primary school library and classroom and definitely helps children and adults learn about this wonderful country.
80 pages / Reviewed by Maria, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 7+
From the end pages to every single double page spread, India, Incredible India by Jasbinder Bilan and illustrated by Nina Chakrabarti, is quite simply one of the most stunning books I have seen in a long time! From the informative map of india to the animals, artists, foods and visitor hotspots; every page is brimming with interesting information.
Our children were quite simply enthralled by this book. I cannot recommend it as a classroom/ library book enough. The children were particularly taken with the Village of Peacocks pages and wondered what it would be like to live alongside other unusual animals. There were some scary discussions around this idea.
A super book for the obvious topic of India, however, we found that as the children read more, they began to understand life in India more, building a greater cultural capital. Strongly recommended for ages 6+. Every library needs at least one copy of this stunning book.
80 pages / Reviewed by Sharon Porter, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 7+