What makes Sunu-sunu Snail: Storm in the Garden so special?
posted by R's Mom , May 02, 2019
It's not every day that two giants in the children's literature scene come together. Author Sandhya Rao and Ashok Rajagopalan (of Gajapati Kulapati fame) give us Sunu-sunu Snail: Storm in the Garden. Here's why this book is adorable and truly special.
Sunu-sunu the snail is playing in the garden with his friends, the ants. Suddenly there is a storm. He 'hurries' home to his mother and tells her all he saw and heard. This delightful picture book has simple text, with sound words capturing the mood.
I love snails. I think its really cool to be able to carry your home on top of your body..weight notwithstanding..imagine if humans could do that, how cool would that be.
Sunu-sunu Snail: Storm in the Garden is about a little snail with a delightful name, Sunu Sunu, who goes out to meet his friends, and suddenly there is a storm. What happens next and what Sunu does in the storm, is what the story is all about.
What I loved about the book are the illustrations by Ashok Rajagopalan and of course, the absolutely adorable writing by Sandhya Rao.
I loved the simple lines and the subtle rhyming sentences. The sentences are not rhyming like in a poem but done in a much more subtle prose way but way more effective. I think this seems to be Sandhya Rao's specialty. Even in another book of hers, 'Busy Busy GrandAnt,' ' the words seem to rhyme very beautifully.
The book is highly recommended by 3+ kids. they will enjoy the simple words, the lovely illustrations, and the superb story.
Go on, get into the world of Sunu-sunu!