Say the word 'playing' and you immediately think of the rhythm of a swing or the whoosh of wind on your face as you cruise down a slide. You think of a world beyond structures and rules. This picture book is just that - a free-swinging song of the body that wants to do everything and explore the world. In the book, a little girl, Ayesha, talks about all the things she likes to do when it is her playtime. She sings, swings, counts in tens, plays with her friends and in the end, we discover something about Ayesha and her imagination. We like how Ayesha's name is written in Hindi in little speech bubbles in the corner and so are the Indian classical music notes, Sa, Re, Ga, Ma. This hints at a world that needs a bit of everything and everyone to stay vibrant.  Debasmita Dasgupta's illustrations capture the rhythm of a child's love of movement and how he or she sees the world when playing. Truly open-ended and magical! 

Shweta Sharan says

Format: Paperback
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Language: English

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