Review of Poly-trap by Nita Ganguly illustrated by Niramoy Ganguly

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Name         – Poly-trap

Author                  – Nita Ganguly(Illustrated by Niramoy Ganguly
Publisher              – Red Turtle (Rupa Publications )
Number of Pages -35
Publishing Year   – 2016
Edition                  – Paperback
                    – 195
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Rating : 5.0


The world’s seas and oceans are home to numerous life forms. These life forms swim, float, jump or crawl in the world oceans freely. Humans however continue to put the lives of the sea creatures at risk in one way or the other. Join Wiley and his Mummy as they tell you about one of the man-made hazards that leaves the sea creatures gasping for breath and a possible way to let the creatures live freely.

My Review

Poly trap is the story of Wiley, the sea horse who goes out to explore the world around him with his mummy. They start playing the ‘I Spy’ game wherein they say simple and short riddles about the sea animals around them. They see starfish, octopus, turtle, crab and a mysterious thing that looks like a jelly fish. What is the thing? Why is it considered a trap? How can we prevent it? The book Polytrap gives us the answers.

The book is very informative. Though it targets kids who are 9 years and above, younger kids also can enjoy the book and be benefited. The book creates awareness and urges the kids to lead an environment friendly life. The book is very colourful and attracts the kids. The story is narrated in such a way that the whole  concept stays in the kids’ mind.

The illustrations are the major highlight of the book. Niramoy Ganguly has done a fantastic job. The blue colour theme goes hand in hand with the story.  The game I spy can played with our kids at home.

Verdict: A refreshing environmental tale that’s stays in the kids’ mind
Reviewed for the publisher
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a
complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review. I waas not required to write
a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the author

Nita Ganguly has been an educator for over twenty-four years, teaching in the best schools of Pune and Delhi. She has taught Biology for ten years and was also Head of the Department of Environmental Science at Sanskriti School, Delhi. She has also been the Headmistress of Army Public Schools at Roorkee and Lucknow. Ms. Ganguly holds triple masters’ degrees in Education, Zoology and Ecology & Environmental Sciences. She is an Environmentalist, who has been trained by Noble Prize winner Al Gore and is a “Climate Leader” and Mentor for TCRP (The Climate Reality Project). At present, she is a freelancer who conducts pedagogy and environmental workshops and authors children’s books. Ms. Ganguly has also won several national and state awards. She is a national winner of the Best Teachers’ for Excellence in Education in 2004 and the Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010 in ‘Innovative Teaching Practices’. She has also played a vital role in several educational and environmental projects undertaken by the Department of Environment, Government of Delhi
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