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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

1, 2, 3 I Love Chennai

1, 2, 3 is a first of its kind counting book based on Chennai conceptualised by Rupa Jacob. 

What does the word Chennai conjure? 

The very long Marina beach?

Beautiful and complex architecture of South Indian Temples?

Dancing...Bharatnatyam to be precise!

Aromatic Degree Coffee served in its unique container!

Beatifully and intricately woven, brightly coloured Kanjeevaram Silk Sarees!

And all this and more will be found in this unique, one of a kind book by Rupa Jacob. 

Each number is associated with one concept and has a colourful original photograph by Shaun d'Sa and therefore makes the number association for young children very strong, as we know that kids learn using photographic memory.

This counting picture book also teaches about the history of Chennai to curious kids. 

There is a lovely 2 pager on the history of various Chennai monuments and specialities as depicted in the book. 

And towards the end there is an activity that children would enjoy. A sticker fun activity that matches the picture to the number. 

All in all it is a complete book that can be read aloud to children in a story session too especially because each page has a large scope of activity and story or word building session that can be done around it.

I can envision children talking about a day on the beach or the various ways one can enjoy a dosa or dancing a few simple Bharatnatyam steps thereby making it a complete all round activity session.

A note of interest on the author- Rupa Jacob is the co founder of The Science Factory, a science enrichment program for primary children, in Chennai.

Title- 1, 2, 3 I Love Chennai
Author- Rupa Jacob
Price- Rs 499
Publisher- Rupa Jacob
Photography- Shaun D'Sa
Buy it at or at Pappadams  
Age Group- 1-3 Years

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