About the Book
Author: Subhash Kommuru
Illustrator: Nayan Soni
Recommended Ages: 3-9
Number of Pages: 34
Publication Date: November 11, 2016
Summary: Ramesh and Suresh are two brothers that think speaking in gibberish is way more fun than using their words. But when they end up lost in a strange land where everyone speaks only in gibberish, will they change their tune?
Set against the backdrop of Holi, the Festival of Color, this story is nonstop multicultural fun for young readers. Subhash Kommuru, the award-winning author of The Magic of Friendship, pairs with the lively illustrations of Nayan Soni for this festive frolic.
...Well written and beautifully illustrated, Use Your Words teaches children about the importance of proper communication... (Readers) learn how to properly partake in the art of conversation... 5 Star Review - Readers Favorite. Pick up a copy for your little reader today!
When Ramesh and Suresh sit down to dinner mom asks them about their day. The boys respond with nonsense words and mom soon becomes exasperated and sends them to their room. Once there the boys continue with their gibberish and soon discover themselves transported to a strange land with even stranger creatures. Eager to learn where they are the boys ask the odd inhabitants, but only get a response full of crazy talk. It doesn't take long for the boys to realize why mom was so frustrated with their gibberish. Now, the boys must convince the strange beings to use their words.
I found the book to be a very enjoyable read with simple text and engaging illustrations. Young readers will easily understand the story's message and hopefully learn a thing or two from Ramesh's and Suresh's adventure.
I highly recommend picking up a copy.
About the Author
They migrated to the United States along with their memories of childhood and youth. Now that they are parents, just like every immigrant they crave to introduce their child to the culture and values of their upbringing. Yet it is challenging to teach something while you are in the midst of adjusting to a different culture yourself.
Subhash and Sujata both work in different disciplines and have different styles and backgrounds, but it is the upbringing of their son that brings them on the same page. That exact place where they meet is captured and reflected in their stories, where Subhash can express in words, and Sujata can illustrate them beautifully. Where he puts it in black and white, she adds color to it. You get the idea!
These stories are their attempt to share a glimpse of their childhood days with their son. He is their inspiration to write short stories that have meaning to them and provide teaching in some shape or form.