Grandma's Bag of Stories is a delightful and whimsical children's book written by Sudha Murthy. This charming book consists of twenty two short stories written by Sudha Murthy who is a grandma herself. The book was published in 2012 by Puffin and was an instant hit among young readers. The language and style of writing in this book is exceptionally easy to understand. Written in simple words, this book is a real treat for young readers and adults too.
Sudha has wonderfully intertwined twenty two short stories within a realistic setting of grandchildren visiting grandparents during summer vacation. The short stories in the book will connect to young readers as the characters are fun and get themselves in situations that kids usually do. All the stories have a strong underlying moral to them. Each of the stories has themes that teach kids the importance of honesty, team work, manners, respect, helpfulness and much more.
Grandparents sharing stories with their grandchild is a tradition which is followed regardless of what country you are from and regardless of what culture you follow. From generations kids are always eager to hear the moral stories that grandparents tell them and Grandma's Bag of Stories captures that essence beautifully. Sudha Murthy has very cleverly compiled a bunch of interesting moral stories in one book that every grandparent or even parent can read to their children. In today's world not every child has the luxury of visiting grandparents for summer vacations or holidays, in such cases Grandma's Bag of Stories is an excellent way to fill that void.
Grandma's Bag of Stories is the perfect way to impart valuable morals to young readers in the form of stories. Well written stories with memorable characters and some overtly funny situations keep kids entertained through each story. With catchy story titles like The kingdom of fools, Five spoons of salt and The unending story, kids are sure to be excited.
The story's backdrop is a village in Karnataka called Shiggaon. The story begins with Ajji and Ajja (Grandma and Grandpa) waiting for the arrival of their grandchildren. Once all the grandchildren are in Ajji and Ajja's house, Sudha beautifully portrays the affection and pampering grandparents bestow upon them. From catering to every food request to extra play time, Ajji and Ajja shower them with love. However, the most exciting part of summer vacations for these grandkids are Ajji's stories.
Ajji sits in the middle surrounded by her grandkids and the kids eagerly await her wonderful stories. Every story grandma tells them has a moral and the kids learn a valuable lesson from each one of the stories. When the kids ask Ajji where she heard these stories, she tells them her grandma used to tell her these stories when she was young.
This book is unique in the way it can be used. Kids can read the book themselves, parents can read it for kids and even grandparents can read it to their grandkids. The narrative style of the book makes it easy for everyone to read.
Some Indian families that live abroad are thankful for this book because it helps them carry on the tradition of grandma's stories. Grandma's Bag of Stories is not only a book for parents and grandparents to read to their kids, but also for young readers. Get a copy Grandma's Bag of Stories and impart some moral values into your kids through exciting stories and illustrations.
About the Author
Sudha Murthy is a notable Indian philanthropist, author and the current chairperson of Infosys Foundation. Murthy has an M.E in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science. Murthy holds the distinction of being the first female engineer to be hired by TATA Engineering and Locomotive Company.
Murthy has authored many fiction books such as The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk, Three Classic Gems, Wise And Otherwise and Gently Falls The Bakula. One of Murthy's most famous works is Dollar Sose which was adapted into a TV series. In 2006 Murthy received an honorary doctorate and the Padma Shri from the Indian Government for her social work. Sudha Murthy is married to Narayana Murthy, the founder of Infosys.