Reviews

Eva Ibbotson is a best-selling children's author. She was born in Vienna but fled to England with her family during the Second World War. Her books have been shortlisted for...

Most of us grew up reading what are now called 'Classics', and the various tales by Enid Blyton. So, we are used to what I like to call the more...

DId you know, that February 2019 has been designated Michael Morpurgo month by Harper Collins? Did you also know that he visited Sri Lanka and conducted a programme for children...

Unexpected conversations take place in a hospital waiting rooms, while you are twiddling your thumbs. Recently, I ended up recommending the work of David Walliams to a young boy who...

I thought I'd write about one of my favourite authors, for today's post. However, I do not know how widely he is read here in Sri Lanka... So make this...

Yes, you read it right - it is NOT the infamous Trump who is the hero of this children's book. Instead, it is a loveable baby elephant who lives with his...

My sons and I started the new year trying out something new thanks to the Makeens sale in December - Graphic Novels and Comic Books! Now I know that the moment...

Selecting original and creative gifts during Christmas is not an easy task. In fact, it is one reason for stress during the Season. Therefore, Mums in Colombo decided to spread...

The author Richard Simon, in his Author Note, says, "Oskar is the fruit of the idea that what needs to be saved is not just lives, but hope." The story...

With the nip in the air, the colourful decorations hitting the stores and the seasonal music on the airways to set the scene, I always reach for a nice Christmas...

A real emotional rollercoaster without a dull moment. I have read many biographies and autobiographies in the past. They all have a bit you skim through at some point when...

Many of us are familiar with the tale of the Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Anderson. Like most of his fairy tales, it has a bitter-sweet ending. This Christmas...

I absolutely LOVE the Mr. Men and Little Miss series! So I was thrilled to bits when I realised there were Christmas editions of the books. They are unfortunately not...

My children love animals. So when I saw these at Sarasavi Bookshop a couple of months ago, I just had to buy them. Priced at Rs 290 each they were...

Five-year-old Ronan is visiting his grandmother (fondly known as Granma) who lives in a large old-fashioned house in an unspecified place out of Colombo. He and his parents are hoping...

Book: Kensuke's Kingdom Author: Michael Morpurgo Age: 8+ I heard the wind above me in the sails. I remember thinking, this is silly, you haven't got your safety harness on,