Showing posts with label kidsbooks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kidsbooks. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Yogita Aggarwal talks about her book It's Time to say Thank You | Interview


It’s Time To Say Thank You 


 Book Name: It’s Time To Say Thank You

Genre: Children's book (with colorful illustrations and activity pages)

Author's Name: Yogita Aggarwal

Publisher: The Write Order

Recommended Age: 2 years to 10 years

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About the Author:  Yogita is a digital content creator and an entrepreneur. She has been navigating her professional life for over 10 years and has a strong 360-degree digital presence with a primary focus on parenting, lifestyle, and fashion. She believes in 'Do what you love the most'. With this book, she is on a mission to spread human values and smiles to the next generation.




About the Book:

As parents, we want to give all that is best to our kids, both tangible and intangible, from education to things of daily need. We want the best for them. But, as they say, ‘it is not always the presents they want, but you to be present with them’. Because what a parent can teach a child, probably no one can. The attitude of gratitude is one such crucial social skill we ought to impart from an early age. Often, we just instruct them to say thank you, welcome,"  etc., but it ends up being a ritual for them rather than them understanding the real implications. 'It's Time to Say Thank You' book is truly an Indian book that takes charge to make our little ones be thankful for whatever they have, and also to engage them with fun activities inside. 



Radhika: Congratulations! How are you feeling about becoming a first-time author?

Author Yogita: First of all, thank you so much for giving me this opportunity and inviting me here, to share my thoughts. To be honest, I am very happy and nervous at the same time. I am sure you can feel me. 



Radhika: What motivated you to write a children's book?

Author Yogita: I feel the msg that I have in the book is very special and everyone needs to consider that in their life. I want to spread that, especially for the little ones because most of them are blessed with everything in their life, and still, they cry for a new thing every day.

Radhika: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them? 

Author Yogita: Umm… writing this was not a challenge but to make this song rhymic was little. I used to sing this song to get the best version of it & even I sing this daily for my daughter as a night-time song. 

 Radhika: How did you decide on the illustrations for your book?

Author Yogita: For designing, I trusted Dr. Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta, The wheelchair Warrior in India, and he did amazing work. 

I worked hard to choose activities and more & Sai have them the shape.


Radhika: Please elaborate on how parents and teachers can use the book to its fullest.

Author Yogita: Thank you for asking this. First thing first, if you have money and you are buying this because your kid wants that don't buy it. Because trust me, they will open this once or twice but as conscious parents, you need to encourage your child to read that book or sing that song for your little ones, even for the newborn.

Discuss things like, for example - 

I am thankful for your good grades.

Or maybe mumma is happy because you finished your lunch.

When you will show this gratitude, they will also start considering the small things that are there and valuable. 

You can ask them – why are they thankful today and listen carefully to their answers or help to give one answer. 


In short - Actively engage your child with the blessings he/she had in their life.


“Gratitude simply means "Be thankful for what we have". We are blessed with abundance in life, but are we valuing that? Thus, are we also teaching our kids the same thing?

Being a parent, I want my child to learn the power of Gratitude. This book by the author,  Yogita Aggarwal helps in defining the same term with great illustrations and conveying a great message to our kids.

This book is a requirement if you want to teach kids the value of things. Additionally, this book offers several fun activities for kids. Highly advised for children between the ages of 4 and 10 years."

Let’s discuss what are you currently reading to your kids. And which is your favorite book and why? You can share your experiences in the comment box below.

  This post is a part of Blogchatter Half Marathon 2023 

You should look at Saregama Carvaan Mini Kids


Also read, Just the Way You Are: A Book of Self-Love to Let Your Perfection Shine Through Author's Interview and the book review


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Monday, July 31, 2023

Rupali Khattar talks about her book Just The Way You Are | Interview


Just the Way You Are: A Book of Self-Love to Let Your Perfection Shine Through


Book Name: Just the way you are: A book of Self-love to let your perfection shine through

Genre: Children's book (with activity pages)

Author's Name: Rupali Khattar Mehra

Publisher: Hay House Publisher

Recommended Age: 4 years to 12 years

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About the Author: Rupali Khatta is an educationalist who has been associated with the primary education sector for nearly a decade. A pioneer in her field, she has worked with leading educational institutions such as Springdales School, and Bhatnagar International Foundation School.It was during her Journey as a teacher and diverse interactions with young minds that she observed the need for a book that helps in building confidence and self-love in children of the 21st century.


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Another children's book that I have come across will make your children fall in love with themselves. The book has kid-friendly activities, readable letter sizes, and vibrant illustrations.


This book demonstrates how to raise children:

*more compassionate and responsible

*counting their blessings, and

*knowing what makes them feel fantastic

*valuing family relations


The positive affirmations make the book special and help kids to lead a life with a positive attitude. Children will enjoy themselves while learning valuable life skills that they will carry with them for years to come, whether they complete the activities by themselves or with a parent or other adult carer.


Author Radhika: What inspired you to write a children's book?


Author Rupali: It was my journey as an Early Years Educator that inspired me to write for children. No doubt there is an abundance of brilliant text available for our young readers, but I have always struggled to find books that target the socio-emotional needs of our young audience. The world we live in is constantly changing and so are the needs of our little ones. My book is an attempt for them to feel comfortable in their own skin and embrace their unique qualities.




Author Radhika: What age group is your book targeted towards, and why did you choose that particular age range?


Author Rupali: The target audience for this book is between 4 and 10 years. This is the time when children start being a little independent, leaving behind their family nest for a few hours each day to meet new people in school and at other places. They encounter various experiences at this time. Children are like sponges, they absorb and inculcate whatever they see around them. It was my intention to help them love their true selves irrespective of whatever exposure they get in these impressionable years.



Author Radhika: How did you ensure that the language and content of your book are suitable for young readers?


Author Rupali: Being a teacher for over a decade, I have spent a good amount of time with this age group. The one thing I learned is that you need to simplify the vocabulary and context as per the level of the children to help them understand and connect with the text. The idea is that children should be able to enjoy the book and imbibe self-love without much effort.



Author Radhika: Did you work with an illustrator for your book? How did you collaborate to bring your story to life visually?


Author Rupali: Collaborating with an illustrator is a vital aspect of creating a visually appealing children's book, as it adds an extra layer of enchantment and captivates young readers through colorful and imaginative artwork. I shared my vision and ideas, discussed the book’s essence in detail, and always maintained open communication with my publishers, exchanging ideas and suggestions to achieve the best possible outcome. Rucha Thigale has done a wonderful job ensuring that the characters' appearances and the visual portrayal of the story match my original concept.



Author Radhika: Did you conduct any research or seek feedback from children or parents while writing your book?


Author Rupali: My experience over the years was my sole guiding factor while writing this book. I have taught hundreds of students during my career and have learned something from each student and parent whom I have interacted with. Though they came from varied backgrounds, the only things that children long for are love and acceptance.


Author Radhika: How did you go about finding a publisher or self-publishing your book? What was that process like for you?


Author Rupali: I had reached out to Hay House India, one the world’s biggest non-fiction publishers, with the proposal of a book on self-love and self-acceptance for children, and they were interested from the very beginning. Hay House has been an incredible partner in my publishing journey. Working with their dedicated team has been an amazing experience, and I'm grateful to them for believing in my vision and helping me make a meaningful impact through my words.


Author Radhika: What advice would you give to aspiring children's book authors based on your own experience?


Author Rupali: Writing for children is something that should come directly from the heart. It is a sensitive space since the target audience is so young and their minds can be molded easily. Thus, it is the moral responsibility of the author to create an appropriate and conscientious text that is impeccable and suitable for the readers.


With "How to Accept Yourself and Appreciate the Way You Are," the author has done her best to communicate a profound message. The author provides reasons as to why young people should respect themselves and not wait for anyone's suggestion. Every person has a special talent like singing, dancing, writing, cooking, etc., but it takes a lot of work to comprehend that we are deserving of everything.

Let’s discuss what are you currently reading to your kids? And which is your favorite book and why? You can share your experiences in the comment box below.

You should look at Saregama Carvaan Mini Kids

 Also read 7 Toddler Activities For Homeschooling

You can check out my AMAZON STOREFRONT link and Facebook and Instagram page.