Review of Climbing Rainbows by Sreelatha Radhakrishnan

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Name         – Climbing Rainbows

Author                  – Sreelatha Radhakrishnan
Publisher              – Leadstrat Publishing
Number of Pages -122
Publishing Year   – 2016
Edition                  – Paperback
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Rating : 3.0

Learning the skills to cope with the hard things in life is a rich, learning experience. Climbing Rainbows, a collection of six stories, celebrates these brave moments of struggle for children. Sudha is shocked to hear of her beloved grandmother’s sudden demise. Why do people have to die? Where does death lead us? Little Keshav does not want to be uprooted from his school and move to a new city. He cannot imagine another life, other friends. Maya and Dev come to terms in their sibling rivalry by looking at things differently. Young Ashwin is torn trying to understand that his parents love him, but that grown-ups too, need their own space. Harsha, a chubby chunk of lard, fights a seemingly hopeless battle against obesity. Joshua, boldly faces the ravages of war to pursue his dream.
My Review

Grandma’s stories are always kids’ favourite. Climbing rainbows is a collection of Grandma’s stories that are a step ahead. The stories depict the lives of kids who faced challenges and successfully coped up with several situations and evolved as different human beings with a unique outlook in life. The story are embellished with subplots. Every story loudly proclaims the importance of humanity. For a kids’ the narration is a little serious and some of the subplots seemed unwanted distraction.  The book is overpriced but the messages conveyed by the stories cannot be valued in terms of money. Every plot represents the live in the current scenario. The book is an advice that we would want to give our children.

Reviewed for the publisher
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a
complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review. I was not required to write
a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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