Picture Gandhi

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Author: Sandhya Rao Genre : picture book, non-fiction, biography
Age : 7+ yrs
ISBN : 81-8146-376-5 24 Pages
Publisher : Tulika  
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This is a biographical book that should be read to every child before they embark on their journey in history to learn about the freedom movement of independent India and the father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

A well designed book that captures the journey of Gandhi from a small town in Porbander, Gujarat into the hearts of millions of people and the momentum of the freedom movement. The book has a feel of a moving picture - it does move its readers!

Starting from the cover page, the different sketches of Gandhi drawn with simple strokes form an interesting collage of art works on Gandhi. Colourful paper cuts are pasted in the book on the white background to highlight events and places. Skilful use of black and white pictures merging into the white background enhances the non-violent freedom movement – as if it is breaking out of the book into the free India.

The words and pictures in the book flow with ease and simplicity. Creative use of speech bubbles provides insight into Gandhi’s mind and inner thoughts. The presentation of the book truly complements Gandhi’s way of life.

A book that is must for every school library. 

Reviewed by Ruhi Gurjar