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Liana Metal lives in Greece, on the island of Corfu. She is an EFL teacher(MAEd -Applied Linguistics), book reviewer and freelance writer. Liana is also an artist. Her drawings/paintings can be found both online at www.aggelia-online.gr and at several shops in Corfu town. To contact the artist visit http://LianaMetal.tripod.com or her blog at http://LianasKerkyra.blogspot.com Η Ηλιάνα Μεταλληνού διδάσκει Αγγλικά στην Κέρκυρα, γράφει άρθρα και ιστορίες για έντυπες και ηλεκτρονικές εκδόσεις σε όλο τον κόσμο και ζωγραφίζει. Μπορείτε να την επισκεφθείτε στην ηλεκτρονική διεύθυνση http://toasprosaligari.blogspot.com και http://www.coffeetimecorfu.com


A book for kids/ 3 stories in English

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Review of a Children's Book

The Green Green Pear
Manjula Naraynan
Author House, www.authorhouse.co.uk
2009, ISBN: 978-1-4389-6957-2
Paperback, pp.32, US 13.04

Children’s fiction

Reviewed by Liana Metal

Manjula Naraynan was born in 1976 in Madurai, India. She was brought up and now lives in the South Indian city of Chennai. A graduate in Corporate Secretaryship from the University of Madras, she enjoys sketching and inventing fun characters that liven up her mind. The green Green Pear is her first work to be published as writer/illustrator and is also the first in the Color Trilogy she is working on.

The Green Green Pear is an illustrated book for kids focusing on the theme of self esteem. The little green pear does not love himself and he wants to be anything but a green green pear. Children are taught indirectly that it is important to have their own unique personality and that they should not try to change. Self confidence is a great issue in families and schools worldwide and should not be taken for granted.

The author is also the illustrator of the book and the combined result is impressive. The colors are vibrant and the forms cute. This book caters to very young kids, educators and parents worldwide. It is a great gift for pre school aged kids. Get it from www.amazon.com


The Old Silly said...

Love that cover, and thanks for the review - sounds like a good one for my grandkids!

Marvin D Wilson

Liana said...

Yes, Marvin, I like it very much. The illustrations are great!Thanks,